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  • Supporting Kanawha County's Small Consumer-Focused Businesses

    The Back to Business Kanawha Valley Grant Program offers grants to small consumer-focused businesses located in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The grants will support small businesses in Kanawha County to help provide temporary assistance as they resume operations following the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards are charitable and are intended to provide bridge/gap assistance for small businesses in Kanawha County. The funds are managed by the CADCO Foundation and Charleston Area Alliance. 

    The Back to Business Kanawha Valley Grant Program is made possible by lead donor:






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  • Application Information

    The Back to Business Kanawha Valley Grant Program is intended to serve as gap funding for small, consumer-focused businesses located in Kanawha County that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant awards may be used for operation expenses including rent, utilities, payroll, inventory costs, etc. Grant monies may not be used to cover capital expenses or expenses related to relocating. 

    The estimated average award for this fund is $2,500. The target dates for grant award distribution is 2-3 weeks after the application window closes. The Charleston Area Alliance reserves the right to limit applications pending response rates. 

    Before applying, please see the applicant criteria in the above FAQs.