The City of Lynchburg CARES Business Recovery Grant Program is a fund to offer financial assistance to businesses whose operations were either closed or restricted by the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the novel coronavirus. The program is administered by the Office of Economic Development & Tourism and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of the City of Lynchburg through an allocation of the City of Lynchburg Coronavirus Relief Funds provided through the federal CARES Act.

In order to receive this support, you must meet all eligibility requirements and submit an online application by September 8, 2020. Applicants will be required to demonstrate and certify that they are eligible, that they were operational as of March 1, 2020, and that they are suffering negative business impacts from COVID-19.


Applications will be accepted beginning September 1st at 9:00 AM and close on September 8th at 5:00 PM.
The online application will be available on this page. 

At that time, all applications will be reviewed for completeness. All fully completed applications will be deemed qualified and eligible for grant funds. If there are more qualified applications than funds, applications will be reviewed in the order in which they were received.

Only fully completed applications will be considered. Please take time to fully complete all required fields of information and upload necessary supporting documentation. If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please contact us at or (434) 455-4493.


The Office of Economic Development & Tourism will hold a webinar on Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00 PM to review the application, eligibility and how to apply. The webinar is co-hosted by the Small Business Development Center-Lynchburg Region. Clicking the link below will take you to the registration site. The webinar will also be live-streamed on Facebook.  

Register for the Webinar 

For more information and to register click here