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City of Waynesboro receives $100K grant to assist small businesses with capacity, facade

Crystal Graham
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The City of Waynesboro has received a $100,000 grant from the state to help small businesses with e-commerce, consultant services and facades in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Virginia Statewide Business District Resurgence Grant is for businesses located downtown or in neighboring areas.

“Through a series of competitive grants these funds will enable us to provide advanced business services, façade design services, and façade improvement grants to small businesses that normally would not be able to afford them which will help advance them to the next level of success,” said Greg Hitchin, director of economic development and tourism for Waynesboro.

Building on the successful 2022 resurgence grant, this grant will provide support for small businesses to help move them to their next level of capacity with more sophisticated assistance.

It will also expand the current façade grant program to a larger area which will cover a greater number of women-owned, minority-owned and immigrant-owned businesses.

Program details and applications is online at www.growwaynesboro.com/business-resurgence-grant/.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.