The following information was provided by the West Virginia Retailers Association.
West Virginia CARES Small Business Grant Program

WVRA Members:

Here is the link for West Virginia small businesses to apply for Governor Justice’s WV CARES Act Small Business Grant Program: This block of grants will provide West Virginia’s small businesses needed relief by granting up to $5,000 for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small businesses are eligible if they:

  • Have between 1 and 35 full time employees based on the number of employees reported to WorkForce WV in your most recent filing prior to 3/1/2020
  • Have their principle place of business in WV
  • Were qualified to do business in WV and in operation as of March 1, 2020
  • Are currently and intend to remain qualified to do business in WV and in operation for at least the next twelve months
  • Are in good standing with the State Tax Department and WorkForce West Virginia
  • Are a for-profit business
  • Are not in violation of any state order or decree (e.g., mine safety, DEP citations, etc.)
  • Are not presently suspended, debarred, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or otherwise excluded from participation in any federal grant program, and are not presently a debtor in any pending bankruptcy (including any owners of the business)
  • Have suffered eligible expenses and/or losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Best regards,

Bridget Lambert, President 
WV Retailers Association
(304) 342-1183
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