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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative


Community Recovery & Catalyst Grants – Awards through Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) up to $50,000 for community organizations in response to COVID-19, especially as they support vulnerable communities. Application deadline August 14.
The Community Foundation will consider proposals affecting populations living in any geography within the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Orange and Nelson.
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization, governmental or religious entity, or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization. Organizations may only submit one application, unless the organization is a public school. All eligible organizations are welcome to apply whether or not they have previously received funding from the Foundation.

REBUILD! VA Small Business Grant Program – Small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $10,000. Application opens August 10.
The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19, including restaurants, brick and mortar retail, exercise and fitness facilities, personal care and personal grooming services, entertainment and public amusement establishments, and campgrounds.

Louisa CARES Grant Now Open!

Louisa County grant applications are now open! This program’s funds have been made available by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors from the County’s Coronavirus Relief Funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Click here for more information.

Application Period: Open 12:00 a.m., August 5, 2020 through 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2020.

Amount: The maximum grant amount under this program is $10,000 per business establishment. 

Business Eligibility Criteria:

·    Forced closure due to Executive Orders 53/55 or minimum of 3 Full time Employees

·    Gross Receipts less than $1,000,000

·    Physical location in Louisa County

·    Local taxes are current as of March 1, 2020

·    Business revenue losses of 25% attributable to COVID-19

·    Minimum 2 years in business

·    For-profit business

Check HERE for more regional CARES grant info.


BWRT Thursday, August 20

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

RE-IMAGINE! We're presenting a new format and topics to help you re-imagine home & work in a social distanced world.

We're doing a combo event in-person and on zoom - you don't want to miss it! REGISTER

Are you listing your events, news, jobs, & deals?

It's included for FREE with your membership. CLICK HERE to learn how!







Love Louisa Guide & Directory will be released early October. Articles will include the generosity and strength of our community, Lake Anna and other significant attractions including the Louisa Arts Center and the Louisa Historical Society as well as the shops, restaurants, agritourism and activities for residents and visitors alike.

RENEW BY AUGUST 31st to be included in the industry directory listing. New ALPHA listing will be included.

AD payment and art must be received by Sept. 10th.


Tues. Aug. 11, 10-11:30am

UVA's Catalyst Accelerator Program

DETAILS HERE Applications Due 8/28

Catalyst is a long-format accelerator, providing early-stage startups in central Virginia with nine months of program support, including: $20,000 in grant funding, dedicated workspace, experienced founders-in-residence, monthly programming, dedicated staff, a large network of industry experts, and access to nearly $50,000 in additional resources.

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs committee is meeting on a regular basis to support you in your business. Top priorities include broadband in the County, funding support for businesses and local legislation & regulations. Your input and responses will help guide the committee and Board of Directors on the most appropriate actions to take to support you. We appreciate your input.

As a Chamber member, are you in favor of the Board of Directors submitting a letter on your behalf to all service providers in support of the pursuit of additional funds, grants, or partnerships to support broadband connectivity in Louisa County.

Respond below




Thanks to all the businesses that provided feedback last month. Our July winner is Freckle Face Fascinators & Adornments and will receive a Feature Story and a Video Visit on the Chamber social media channels and eNews.

It's not to late to be eligible for the August winner and the GRAND PRIZE $500 Package from SAMFM (July & August responses included)!

RESPOND HERE by August 31!

Are you interested in getting connected with Louisa? Are you a social media junkie?

Please email Tracy Hale Clark to discuss this newsletter, Facebook, Linked In and YouTube to support the Chamber & our members.

Louisa County
Chamber of Commerce

102 Church Ave
Louisa VA 23093
(540) 967-0944
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