ChamberRVA and Facebook have announced the creation of an RVA Small Business Relief Fund. The Relief Fund is open to all qualifying applicants; applicants do not need to be Chamber members to apply. The Relief Fund received initial seed funding of $250,000 from Facebook and is open to additional contributions.

Applications will open Wednesday, May 13 at 9:00 a.m. and close Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top-scoring applicants.

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

All advertising products the Richmond Times-Dispatch offers are eligible for the matching grant, so they can help you address your distinct business objectives.