With more than $4,922.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $4,031.00 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 West Virginia. There are 30,054 business establishments in the state of West Virginia, and they break down to the following:

West Virginia Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 16,006 registered businesses in West Virginia have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 5,857 registered businesses in West Virginia have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 3,470 registered businesses in West Virginia have 10-19 employees.
  • 2,795 registered businesses in West Virginia have 20-99 employees.
  • 761 registered businesses in West Virginia have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 1,165 registered businesses in West Virginia have over 500 employees.

West Virginia Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 2,920 registered businesses in West Virginia are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 1,451 registered businesses in West Virginia are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 3,649 registered businesses in West Virginia are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 4,685 registered businesses in West 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 24,000 farms in the state of West Virginia.

Starting and managing a small business in West Virginia is not an easy task. Over $18,864,009,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of West Virginia and more than 6,603 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in West 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 West Virginia, contact West Virginia financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in West Virginia are browsing from the following cities: Ravenswood, Letart, Panther, Jumping Branch, Lumberport, Apple Grove, Masontown, Wellsburg, Clendenin, Cedar Grove

Recent State Funding Opportunities

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

Funding Opportunity
Announcement for proposals to provide Technical Assistance for Conservation Objectives in West Virginia (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MULTI WV 20 NOFO0001017
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $450,000
Outreach Funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 – WEST VIRGINIA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS WV MULTI 20 NOFO0001016
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $200,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties, West Virginia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1715
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $6,529,786
West Virginia Funding Opportunity Announcement (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS WV MULTI 19 GEN0010179
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $450,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Mercer and Summers Counties, West Virginia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2019 ACF OHS CH R03 1425
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,617,198
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Webster, Randolph, Taylor, Marion, Barbour, Preston, Pocahontas, Monongalia, and Tucker Counties, West Virginia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2019 ACF OHS CH R03 1406
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $7,139,472
Head Start Grantee -- Braxton County, West Virginia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2019 ACF OHS CH R03 1399
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $854,201
Aquatic Resources Data Stewardship and Analysis for the New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River in West Virginia (apply)

Funding Number: NPS 18 NERO 0152
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $89,602
Announcement for proposals to provide Technical Assistance for implementing Conservation Objectives in West Virginia (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS WV 18 01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $450,000
Head Start Grantee - Nicholas County, West Virginia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2018 ACF OHS CH R03 1375
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $900,633

 

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