The Bedford County Commissioners  CARES Small Business, Tourism, and Nonprofit Support Grant Program 

The Bedford County Commissioners have opened up a second round of funding for small businesses and eligible non-profit organizations. Please review and complete the information below by October 30, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. For questions and to submit applications email Makayla Bollman at We do require all documentation to support applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please note your DCED eligibility form must be completed with supporting financial documentation to be considered. We understand that some non-profits may not have financial revenue loss to complete the DCED form; however, non-profits should clearly document on the Revenue Loss Worksheet (Attachment B) any loss associated with fundraising, donations, or any other eligible DCED criteria. For questions on eligible expenses please email Makayla Bollman at 

The Bedford County Commissioners were pleased to award $632,539.98 to non-profits and small businesses throughout Bedford County. Click the link below to view our detailed awards for Round 1 of our grant program.

-Only fully completed applications will be considered.

-There is no application fee.

NOTE: If you submitted in the previous round and did not receive an award. You will need to submit a new application with any adjustments necessary

Program Timeline

Applications are now being accepted.

Friday, Oct 30th, 2020 at 5 PM— Deadline for grant application submittals. Applications for the grant will not be accepted after this time.

Who qualifies?

• Small businesses and Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) non-profit entity under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

• Applicant was and/or is negatively impacted by COVID-19, including loss of revenue and other eligible business interruption losses

• Applicants must have less than 100 employees to be considered, unless engaged in the tourism industry

• Applicants must be a for-profit business or eligible nonprofits headquartered and operated in Bedford County

• Applicants that received funds from any other source under the CARES Act including but not limited to funds received under the Paycheck Protection Program, or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program are eligible to receive funds under this program, however, priority will be given to applicants that did not receive such funds.

Documentation needed For Application

All entities must provide gross monthly revenues for March, April, May, June and July of 2019 and 2020 and documentation such as invoices, sales registers, or any other documentation that demonstrates losses associated with the impact of Covid-19.

The following documents can be found at

These document will need to be filled out and saved as a .pdf file

  • Grant Application
  • DCED Eligible Expenditures Supplement
  • Grant Certification Form

For-Profit Businesses will also need the following documents as a .pdf file: 

  • Completed W-9
  • Most recent federal tax return
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • 2018 or 2019 Schedule C

Eligible Non-Profit Businesses will also need the following documents as a .pdf file: 

  • IRS determination letter
  • Most recent financial statement
  • Most recent annual report.

Application Submission

To submit an application email Makala Bollman @

Attach all required documentation, grant application, and additional documentation in pdf format.

Full details relating to the Bedford County Non-Governmental Business Interruption Grant can be found at