Incentives & Grants
The Town of Ashland and the Ashland Economic Development Authority administer numerous grant, loan, and incentive programs. Grant and loan programs are competitive and no applicants are guaranteed financial awards.
COVID-19 Recovery and Support Grants
Town of Ashland Programs
CDBG Business Assistance Grant Program
The Town of Ashland has partnered with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to offer the CDBG Business Assistance Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to provide rent assistance for up to $15,000 or 6 months of rent to qualifying Town of Ashland businesses.
In addition, the Town is offering increased Safety Enhancement Grants of $5,000 per business to help offset the costs of making businesses and office spaces safer for operation under current state guidelines. Businesses may apply for these funds by using the same application.
For more information, contact Nicole Preisner at (804) 798-1073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashland Economic Development Authority (EDA) Programs
Patio Heating Assistance Grant - application
Special Tax Relief Districts
Economic Development Authority (EDA) Loans & Grants
The Infrastructure program is designed to assist business and property owners with costs associated with site-readiness infrastructure such as water and sewer. The loan can be forgiven if the awarded applicant satisfies all goals and objectives set forth in the approved plan.
In appropriate circumstances, funds for demolition can be granted from the EDA. As with the Infrastructure program, the loan can be forgiven if the awarded applicant satisfies all goals and objectives set forth in the approved plan.