This Go Virginia grant creates a Small Business Resiliency Team (SBRT) program with the goal of providing expanded business support services and technical assistance to area businesses in the wake of COVID-19 challenges. The program will deploy Business Resiliency Navigators to guide growth-oriented businesses through a dedicated and well-designed process for achieving incremental and sustainable growth throughout the pandemic recovery period in the areas of Finance, eCommerce, and Marketing.  In addition to providing assessments, development of action plans, strategic counseling, and targeted training, the program will provide for services such as accounting, bookkeeping, website development, or e-commerce assistance rendered by industry experts as recommended by the SBRT.

Participating localities include the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah; and the cities of Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Winchester. Patrick Barker, CEcD, Executive Director of Frederick County will administer the grant.

There are three programs Marketing, Finance, and eCommerce.  Please click on the links for more information on each program:

SBRT Marketing Program

SBRT Financial Program

SBRT eCommerce Program


Interested small business owners have not visited the LFBDC before may  by inquire by clicking here.

Current clients of LFSBDC may inquire by emailing [email protected]

Please click the following link for the latest press release:

Press Release_GO Virginia Approves Grant for Small Business Resiliency Teams