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Virginia Beach offering financial assistance to eligible residents, small business owners, non profit organizations

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 17:42:49-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach City Council authorized a new series of grant programs to provide financial assistance to Virginia Beach residents.

The city now has money available for qualifying applicants to help pay real estate taxes, personal property taxes, city service bills, mortgages and certain expenses incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Financial help is available for small business owners, residents and community, arts and cultural non-profit organizations.

Funding sources include the CARES Act, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the City of Virginia Beach.

The new programs include:

  • Business Assistance Grants - Applications accepted through Sept. 11
  • Short-Term Mortgage Assistance – Applications accepted starting Aug. 26. Assistance is provided one time and payments are made directly to the mortgage company. The program does not provide rental assistance. To start the application process, residents must complete a quick, online questionnaire at online to see if they meet the initial screening criteria. Residents who are unable to complete the online screening questionnaire should call (757) 385-5750
  • Community Organization Grants Applications accepted from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1. This program provides grant assistance to qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organizations
  • Arts and Cultural Organization Relief Grants Applications accepted between Sept. 1 and Nov. 15 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funding has been expended. This program provides grant assistance to qualified arts and cultural 501(c)3 non-profit organizations

For details about each program, including criteria, eligibility and application requirements, click here.