With more than $12,670.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $8,970.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Virginia. There are 150,125 business establishments in the state of Virginia, and they break down to the following:

Virginia Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 87,765 registered businesses in Virginia have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 25,737 registered businesses in Virginia have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 16,188 registered businesses in Virginia have 10-19 employees.
  • 13,712 registered businesses in Virginia have 20-99 employees.
  • 3,461 registered businesses in Virginia have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 3,262 registered businesses in Virginia have over 500 employees.

Virginia Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 27,539 registered businesses in Virginia are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 10,629 registered businesses in Virginia are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 15,982 registered businesses in Virginia are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 21,317 registered businesses in Virginia are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 47,000 farms in the state of Virginia.

Starting and managing a small business in Virginia is not an easy task. Over $137,138,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Virginia and more than 37,760 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Virginia, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Virginia, contact Virginia financial aid agencies, or

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Current online applicants in Virginia are browsing from the following cities: Richlands, Fishersville, Meadows of Dan, Locust Hill, Luray, Willis, Lignum, Keswick, Rustburg, Boston

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants - Charles City, Gloucester, King William, King and Queen, Middlesex, Mathews, New Kent and West Point Counties, Virginia (Apply for HHS 2024 ACF OHS HP R3 0098)

Funding Number: HHS 2024 ACF OHS HP R3 0098
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services, Opportunity Zone Benefits
Funding Amount: $1,438,626
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the state of West Virginia (Apply for HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R3 0140)

Funding Number: HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R3 0140
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $5,516,448
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the state of Virginia (Apply for HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R3 0111)

Funding Number: HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R3 0111
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $13,002,309
Natural and Cultural Resources Support for Joint Base Langley Eustis, Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Virginia/Washington D.C. (Apply for W9126G 23 2 SOI 3325)

Funding Number: W9126G 23 2 SOI 3325
Agency: Department of Defense
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $2,828,460
Virginia Conservation Partnership and Technical Assistance (Apply for USDA NRCS VA MULTI 23 NOFO0001275)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS VA MULTI 23 NOFO0001275
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $300,000
Natural Resources Compliance Support at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia (Apply for W9126G 22 2 SOI 4252)

Funding Number: W9126G 22 2 SOI 4252
Agency: Department of Defense, Fort Worth District
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $4,493,911
Land Management Support, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia (Apply for W9126G 22 2 SOI 3710)

Funding Number: W9126G 22 2 SOI 3710
Agency: Department of Defense, Fort Worth District
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $2,505,980
Oyster larval transport/hydrodynamic modeling at Tangier/Pocomoke Sound, Virginia (Apply for W81EWF 22 SOI 0023)

Funding Number: W81EWF 22 SOI 0023
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $100,000
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022 – VIRGINIA (Apply for USDA NRCS VA CIG 22 NOFO0001199)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS VA CIG 22 NOFO0001199
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $200,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Apply for HHS 2022 ACF OHS CH R3 0152)

Funding Number: HHS 2022 ACF OHS CH R3 0152
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,102,781

 

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