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ODA accepting applications for COVID-19 grants through May 8

ODA accepting applications for COVID-19 grants through May 8

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The Orange Downtown Alliance is accepting applications for its COVID-19 grant program through May 8.

This program is made possible through a $10,000 award from the Small Business Support Relief and Recovery Initiative grant program of Virginia Main Street (VMS) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Under the terms of the grant program, applicants must operate a non-chain/singular location retail or restaurant business within the approved ODA Main Street district. This district runs from Byrd Street on the east to Caroline Street on the west, and from Berry Hill Road/State Route 20 on the south to Spicer’s Mill Road on the north. The district does not include businesses located on Berry Hill Road, Spicer’s Mill Road or on Caroline Street south of the railroad overpass.

ODA will award grants of up to $1,000 each to 10 non-chain/singular location retail or restaurant businesses within the approved district. Awardees will be notified by May 15.

For more information, or to request an application, send an email to Due to limited staff, phone calls cannot be accepted.

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