The Governor has declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the nature of this declared emergency makes it impracticable or unsafe for the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission to assemble in a single location. This meeting was held utilizing electronic virtual communication with the Zoom software application, and in accordance with virtual meeting procedures and policies as outlined in Item 4.0-01 of the Virginia state budget (HB 29), as effective April 24, 2020. The meeting was recorded and made available to the public on May 8, 2020. The objective of this program is to offer immediate financial assistance to small businesses in Nelson County to aid in maintaining their business and workforce. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The County of Nelson reserves the right to determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis. Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission will administer the grant program in coordination with the County of Nelson. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please carefully read and review program eligibility criteria. Those with additional questions may contact the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission Small Business Grant Information line at (434) 979-7310 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.