Grant Programs and Incentives

Grants, programs, and incentives that can help your business adapt to changes caused by COVID-19.

The Department of Economic Development is excited to announce two new programs designed to help Prince William County businesses adapt to the challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

We recognize that it has not only been difficult, but costly for our business community to implement the new standards for public health and safety in order to operate a business today.  Prince William County has developed these grant programs to invest in our economy and assist in making our businesses more resilient to acclimate to changing business environment.

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On Monday, August 10, we began accepting applications for the Capital Investment and Innovation Grant and the Construction and Renovation Permit Rebate programs. You can read more about the two programs below.

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Grants of up to $200,000 for businesses and building owners that make physical improvements or innovate a business model to continue to serve customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Awardees will be reimbursed their costs of physical improvements, including any soft costs such as design and consulting services as indicated below. Grants may be awarded retroactively to any improvements made since April 1, 2020. Work must be completed by December 30, 2020

  • Businesses with less than $2.5M in gross receipts will be reimbursed up to 100% of their costs
  • Non-profits will be reimbursed up to 100% of their costs
  • Businesses with greater than $2.5M in gross receipts will be reimbursed up to 50% of their costs

Must apply by November 16, 2020

Examples of investments and innovation:

  • Curbside pickup operations
  • Winterizing Outdoor Restaurant Seating
  • HVAC Improvements
  • Shields or barriers at retail counters
  • Technology investments, such as laptops, web conferencing or other tools to help staff work remotely
  • Consultant costs incurred in making changes to your business to address COVID-19

Eligibility requirements:

  • Physical location in Prince William County
  • Must be in business for at least 2 years
  • Current on taxes and have a Prince William County Business license, if applicable
  • Franchises must have their corporate headquarters in Prince William County
  • Adult entertainment businesses are not eligible



Rebates of up to $2,000 for permitting fees for renovations and new construction projects.

Application accepted on a rolling basis through June 30, 2021 (as long as funds remain).


  • Projects must be less than 100,000 square feet in size
  • Tenant Layout, Alteration and Repair, and New Construction Permits
  • Commercial Real Estate Projects Only


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