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Prince William County Department of Economic Development and the Office of Tourism are dedicated to serving our business community impacted by COVID-19. Our regular business support services continue virtually over phone and email to protect the health and well-being of our employees and the public.  As such, we will frequently update this page and social media pages with resources and communicate pertinent information. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of optimism among the Prince William County business community while equipping you with tools and resources to succeed despite current setbacks.

To schedule a free one-on-one business consultation or to speak directly with one of our team members, please email MWeatherly@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-5510. 

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Continue to visit this page for business resources and updates in response to COVID-19. 

 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES | AFFECTED WORKER SUPPORT | TAX CHANGESPLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICESTOURISM & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRYHOW TO SUPPORT PWC EMERGENCY OPERATIONSOTHER BUSINESS RESOURCES, TOOLS, AND TIPSCONTACT US

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES 


U.S. Small Business Administration: Prince William County (UPDATED March 19) businesses are eligible for disaster assistance through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. 

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis can apply for low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses. Lending Criteria includes a Credit History, Proof of the Ability to Repay, and Collateral for loans greater than $25,000. To APPLY ONLINE visit: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ 

(UPDATED April 1) On Friday, March 27th, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARE Act) into law providing economic relief caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Funding can be spent on payroll, rent, or utilities will be converted into a grant and do not need to be repaid. The Small Business Owner’s Guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Banks may start processing applications on Friday, April 3rd.

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is short-term cash flow assistance for small businesses to help their employees deal with the immediate economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. PPP provides a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan up to $10 million for payroll and certain other expenses. Loans are made by lenders certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and guaranteed by the federal government. The SBA will administer the PPP.

Virginia Career Works: SSG Northern Virginia Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative is to support Northern Virginia employers to remain open during this emergency. These funds are intended to assist local employers to avert layoffs and support other operational needs.  These strategies and activities are designed to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment resulting from layoffs due to the COVID-19 crisis.

U.S. Department of the Treasury: Community Development Financial Fund (CDFI) provides awards to organizations that make credit, capital, and other critical financial services available to disadvantaged businesses and low-income communities throughout the country.

Private/Nonprofit Companies: See the FORBES list of Funding, Grants, and Resources for Business Owners

 

AFFECTED WORKER SUPPORT


Virginia Employment Commission: Virginia has waived the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits and is lifting other restrictions. If your staff has been partially or totally without work due to COVID-19, you can direct them to the unemployment insurance page or the phone system at 1-800-897-5630.

Virginia Department of Social Services: 

 

TAX CHANGES


Virginia Taxation: The Virginia Department of Taxation is extending the due date of payment of Virginia individuals and corporate income taxes. While filing deadlines remain the same, the due date for individual and corporate income tax will now be June 1, 2020. Please note that interest will still accrue, so taxpayers who are able to pay by the original deadlines should do so.


Prince William County: The County has extended the Business Tangible Personal (BTP) Property tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, 2020.   This extension will provide relief to the County’s business owners during this period of economic uncertainty and will align the filing date with the recently announced revised Internal Revenue Service filing date.

 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

The Prince William County McCoart building and Development Services building will remain closed to the public, but staff continues to serve customers to process plans and applications.

The Department of Planning staff are still be available for customer assistance and to respond to emails. For general inquiries, please contact 703-792-7615 or planning@pwcgov.org. More details

The Department of Development Services continues to accept applications through a drop-off services. More details 

 

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY 

 

HOW TO SUPPORT PWC EMERGENCY OPERATIONS


Several county businesses have individually offered products/services, and this form is to inventory the resources available. If you are a business within Prince William County that can provide any of the following support services, please complete the form of emergency support form HERE.

Suggested support services:
- Hotel lodging space 
- Individually packaged meals prepared in a commercial kitchen
- Bulk mass food orders
- Personal Protective Equipment (masks, gowns, gloves)
- Medical Supplies (i.e. ventilators)

 

OTHER BUSINESS RESOURCES, TOOLS, AND TIPS

Prince William County has provided this list as a set of resources and does not endorse any of these products.

 

CONTACT US

Economic Development Staff Directory  |  Office of Tourism Staff Directory

 

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