CARES Act Grant Information

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Accomack County will be soliciting  grant applications from eligible small businesses and watermen that incurred business interruption costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Businesses

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to qualifying small businesses that are located in Accomack County.  The small business must have been ordered closed by the Governor's Executive Order's (EO) 53 Directive 3, 4, & 6 and 55 Directive 4 (excerpts can be found here).  Examples of small businesses closed by EO 53 and EO 55 include but are not limited to:

  • Restaurants
  • Restaurants that provided take-out/delivery are eligible for a reduced grant amount (up to $3,750)
  • Theatres
  • Hair Salons
  • Indoor Public Amusement
  • Campgrounds
  • Home based businesses closed by EO 53 are eligible for a reduced grant amount (up to $3,750)

The County will open up on-line applications for small businesses on July 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and the application period will close at 5:00 p.m. on July 10, 2020.

 Small businesses which are located within an Incorporated Town should check this website often to find out whether or not you are eligible to apply based on action by the Town.  Incorporated Towns participating in the County's Small Business Grant Initiative are:


Additional information, including important information concerning your application and the application link/button, can be found on the individual page for Small Businesses, or by clicking the button to the LEFT.


The full executive orders can be found here: Executive Order 53 and Executive Order 55.



The application period for Accomack County’s Watermen grants is now closed.  For updates and new information about Watermen grants, please CLICK HERE