CARES Act Emergency Grant Program

The City of Winchester will be awarding grants to eligible, locally owned micro-sized businesses, large-sized businesses, and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Micro-sized businesses and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations may receive a maximum grant award of up to $5,000. Large-sized businesses may receive a maximum grant award of up to $10,000.


  • Micro-sized Businesses – Businesses that employ between zero and forty-nine W-2 employees and have less than $2.5 million in annual gross receipts
  • Large-sized Businesses – Businesses that have more than forty-nine W-2 employees

How to Apply


Applicants should email their completed application, along with all materials to (link sends e-mail). In the SUBJECT line of your email, please include:

      1. Your business/organization’s name
      2.  CARES grant program

In the body of the email on the first line, list all your contact information and attach all required documents in the same email. Incomplete applications will impact your business’ eligibility to receive grant funds.

Deadline: November 13, 2020 by 5 pm


You may also mail your completed application and materials to 33 East Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA 22601. Must be received by the deadline of September 30, 2020 by 5 pm.

Required Documents

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Filled out “Grant Use of Funds” and “Financial Analysis” Tables on pg. 3
  • Copies of the bills for which you are seeking reimbursement. For rent, please include a copy of your lease.
  • A projection of cash flow for the next 6 to 12 months
  • A Winchester City Business License, if applicable
  • IRS Form 501(c)(3) Exemption Letter (non-profits)
  • IRS Form 990 (non-profits)

Eligibility Requirements for Round 3 include:

  • Must demonstrate at least a 10% loss in revenue due to COVID-19
  • Must be located in the city of Winchester and have a valid City business license
  • Applications due November 13th
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Outdoor Heater Reimbursement Requirements

  • Possess a valid City of Winchester Business License & be located within the corporate limits of the city.
  • Have an approved outdoor dining space or be in the process of getting approval from the City.
  • Provide the City with purchase documentation for the heaters (paid invoices, receipts, bank statements). Heaters must have been purchased on or after March 1, 2020 to receive reimbursement.

Deadline: November 13, 2020 by 5 pm

Outdoor Heater Reimbursement Program