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City of Norfolk Awards Ninety-three Businesses Coronavirus Relief (CORE) Fund Grants

Round 1 CARES Act Funds Grants Total $1,035,000

 

NORFOLK VA – The Norfolk Department of Economic Development received $2 million in CARES Act funds and created a CORE grant program for small for-profit businesses and nonprofits physically located in the City of Norfolk affected by COVID-19. Priority is given to minority and women-owned businesses. Applicants are required to demonstrate that they were operational pre-COVID-19, and that they are suffering negative impacts from COVID-19 closures. Funds are meant to reimburse businesses for the costs of business interruption caused by required closures due to COVID-19. To better assist applicants, Economic Development is offering individualized application support. Below, are the results from Round 1. Applications were accepted from August 5, 2020 – August 14, 2020. The Round 2 application period is open from September 2, 2020 – September 13, 2020.  Grant rounds will continue until designated CARES Act funds are depleted.  For more information, please visit our website www.norfolkdevelopment.com.

$5,000 Micro-grants for companies with 5 or fewer employees

44 Companies (by Business Legal Name): $220,000

67% of these grant recipients are minority-owned businesses

  • Creations By Ebony
  • Discover Coastal Virginia, Inc.
  • Studio MAS Creative, LLC
  • A.L.O.F.L.L.C. Trading as Le Marche
  • Chassitys Braid Bar LLC
  • Bo’s Tailor Shop
  • Events That Sparkle, LLC
  • McLean Endeavors
  • Studdio X Salon
  • NIKHIL ENTERPRISES  INC
  • I Am Something Extra-Kathy Taylor
  • Alt’s Quality Lawn Care, LLC
  • BARDOUN DESIGN PC
  • Mettle Events, Inc.
  • Basketball Products International
  • YNJ Corporation
  • Vessel Roasting Co.
  • Covenant Connections
  • Absolute Kitchen and Bath
  • KEJA Marketing LLC
  • Fresh Radio LLC
  • Proteje Hair Salon
  • Ocean View Arts
  • Page House Inc
  • Mad Hatter Studio LLC
  • 757 Strength and Conditioning
  • Nurturing Minds of Value, LLC
  • Spine and Orthopedic Pain Center, PC
  • Granby Arts LLC
  • Excellence Designing Hair Salon
  • NOVELTIES UNLIMITED
  • A Touch of Clean
  • Loveitte Arc Consultant Agency Inc.
  • The Village Mermaid
  • The Toy Co.
  • Express Junk Inc
  • G5 Enterprises, LLC
  • Sister2Sister Cleaning Services LLC
  • Thalia Graphics
  • Wethebestwirelesinc
  • Waverleigh Creative
  • Erin Arnold
  • Hughes Controls Incorporated
  • Genus Financial LLC

$15,000 Small Business Grants for companies with 6 – 25 employees

31 Companies (by Business Legal Name): $465,000

  • Charu, LLC
  • NexGen HVAC Services LLC
  • Mama Zuti LLC
  • Nouvelle Restaurant, LLC
  • GUD Yoga, LLC
  • Art Repertory Films, Inc
  • CoreVelo LLC
  • Commonwealth Preservation Group, LLC
  • Laughing Pig llc
  • Lotus of Peace INC
  • Wing Tai Trading (America) Company
  • NetTek, LLC
  • Business Document Solutions, Inc.
  • Clementine’s, LLC
  • HAJJIS WHOLESALE LLC
  • Stockpot North, Inc.
  • Husteads Canvas Creations Inc
  • Garden Gazebo, Inc.
  • Mini Miracles Learning Center 2 INC.
  • 4 Max Inc.
  • DLC LLC
  • Mermaid Vineyard & Winery, LLC
  • Vessel Craft Coffee
  • Silent Securities Inc
  • 409 York LLC
  • Supreme Assets Inc
  • Roadstead Montessori High School
  • Mike & Yolanda LLC
  • The Tidewater Corp
  • Real Developments Inc
  • VFI INC

$25,000 Small Business Grants for companies from 26 to 50 employees

8 Companies (by Business Legal Name): $200,000

  • Dister, Inc.
  • PARAGON PAVING INC
  • Alkalinenfk LLC
  • Mambo Room Inc
  • ASTON SHELTON ENTERPRISES LLC
  • Grace O’Malley’s, Inc.
  • Azalea Inn Inc
  • The Czar Corp II

$15,000 Nonprofit Grants for companies with 50 or fewer employees

10 Companies (by Business Legal Name): $150,000

  • Young Audiences of Virginia Inc
  • Virginia Arts Festival
  • BANK STREET MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH756 Creative Reuse Center
  • The Four Rivers Project
  • Compassion Advocacy Network, Inc.
  • The Muse Writers Center
  • REACH, Inc.
  • Men for Hope, Inc.
  • A Thousand Shoes for A Thousand Smiles

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