OVERVIEW

The City of Charlottesville’s Office of Economic Development (OED) has adapted the GO Hire program as part of their Recovery Roadmap initiative. The workforce-based grant is designed to assist City businesses that are growing and enhancing their workforce.

The GO Hire grant is a reimbursable grant. The GO Hire program targets workforce positions that pay at least $15.00/hour and is intended for entry to mid-level employees. Position must be W-2 employment.

Grant funds can be used for City based businesses hiring a new employee that is a City resident. OED will reimburse 50% of the wages for the initial 8 week hiring period. Employees must be full time employees to be eligible for reimbursement. Companies are eligible for hires starting from September 6th until the end of the this year.

GO Hire funds will not cover past payroll expenses prior to September 6th.   
 
Grants will be limited to $5,000 per business. The Office of Economic Development reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments or enhancements to the GO Hire program at any time.

This grant can be used in conjunction with the Governor's "Return to Earn" program, as funds are available. More information is located HERE.

Criteria:
• Current City business license and up-to-date on taxes (real estate, business tangible property tax, BPOL).
• Current physical location in the City of Charlottesville (PO Boxes are not acceptable)
• Must be for-profit business or a non-profit organization that is focused on hospitality, tourism, or supporting economic development/business causes.
• Must become a registered vendor with the City of Charlottesville
• Must agree to a follow-up with OED staff in six months

Applications will be evaluated by information provided within this application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include as much detail as needed to articulate clear answers to help staff process the applications.

The information you are providing is proprietary information provided to retain and develop your business which shall be kept confidential by the City of Charlottesville.  This information will be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3705.6.

 

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Is this business located within the City of Charlottesville?

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* 3. How long has the business been in operation?

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* 4. Which race best describes the majority business owner? (Please choose only one.)
This information is being requested to help the Office of Economic Development assess the equity of our work and our ability to reach and include a diverse business owner population.

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* 5. As of today, provide the total number of employees.

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* 6. New Employee Wage Subsidy (a valid payroll record for each requested employee is required for reimbursement)

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* 7. What skills/abilities are needed for this position?

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* 8. (Additional) New Employee Wage Subsidy (a valid payroll record for each requested employee is required for reimbursement)

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* 9. What skills/abilities are needed for this position?

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* 10. Please provide any additional information that may be helpful in reviewing your application.

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* 11. W-9 Submission Information
All businesses will need to submit a completed IRS W-9 form.

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* 12. City of Charlottesville Business License

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* 13. Would you consider the majority business owner as someone who is socially disadvantaged? (According to the Small Business Administration, socially disadvantaged includes race (Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, or Subcontinent Asian Americans). Individuals who are not members of one of the listed designated groups may establish social disadvantaged based on personal experiences of substantial and chronic social disadvantage in American society, not in other countries, which is the result of a distinguishing feature (i.e., race, ethnic origin, gender, physical disability) that has contributed to the social disadvantage.)

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* 14. I understand that I must submit all the documents required for my business to be considered for this grant. Failure to answer all questions and submit all the documents will be considered an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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* 15. By selecting below, I acknowledge the following:

Once you have submitted this application below, please expect to receive a reply from OED in less than 48 hours to discuss your application.

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