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  • Website Conversion Business Assistance Matching Grant Program


    Grant application cycles suspended by EDA Board due to program and criteria review.
    Special grant application requests will be considered, please contact Amy Peregoy.

     

    Mobile FriendlyThe Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, in cooperation with Vectec Solutions, is proud to offer to existing small businesses located in the City of Fredericksburg the opportunity to continue their website presence, remain relevant and competitive through a 50/50 Website Conversion matching grant. This grant provides half the cost (not to exceed $500 for commercial internet-based projects.) Funds are available on a first come, first-served basis.

     

    During the application process, Vectec Solutions will conduct an individual website assessment, offering advice on the types of online improvements needed to help businesses meet their mobile friendly/responsive goals. After the assessment, Vectec Solutions presents to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism the proposed project scope of work, delivery schedule and cost and department staff approves the final grant amount on behalf of the EDA.

     

    Grant Program Process 

    Interested city businesses should first contact the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism to determine initial eligibility ( Amy Peregoy, Economic Development Specialist, 540.372.1216) and then submit an application to the department for review. The application process is as follows.

     

     
    1. Applicants electronically submit grant application forms to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
    2. Economic Development staff will review and forward properly completed applications to Vectec Solutions.
    3. Vectec Solutions will review applications and interview the applicants to determine project eligibility and readiness. Note: Projects must be legal, ethical and commercially viable. Applications will be evaluated based on project potential (including increased revenues, job growth and retention).
    4. Vectec Solutions will develop a work plan, budget and recommended matching grant funding level for approval first by the business and then the Economic Development staff.
    5. Economic Development staff makes the final grant approval of the qualified applications on behalf of the EDA.
    6. Approved grant recipients will be required to pay their portion of the project cost to Vectec Solutions at the signing of the Vectec Solutions Agreement and Statement of Work, before the project begins.
    7. Fredericksburg EDA grant funds will pay Vectec Solutions the remaining portion of cost upon project completion (not to exceed $500).
     

    Website Conversion Business Assistance Matching Grant Application

     

     

    Questions and Additional Information  

    Contact the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism at 540.372.1216 or Vectec at 757.243.8700 with questions about the application process.

     

    Visit the Vectec Solutions website (www.vectec.org) to view its services and samples of work. 

     

     

    Website Conversion Matching Grant Program Fact Sheet  

    Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to assist small, City of Fredericksburg businesses retain their website presence, remain relevant and competitive in developing their respective companies.

     

    Overview: The Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority (EDA) has established a matching grant program to help existing Fredericksburg small businesses continue their website presence.  The EDA has engaged Vectec Solutions (www.vectec.org), to manage the program and projects. Vectec Solutions will meet with interested small businesses, advise on the type of project that will help them achieve their goals, develop a scope of work and a price and forward the package to the Fredericksburg Department of Economic development and Tourism who then make the grant awards on behalf of the EDA.

     

    Vectec Solutions services include: 

     

    • Website mobile friendly/responsive conversion design and development
    • Search engine optimization assessment (with implementation if necessary)
    • Information technology strategic plans that are free of vendor basis

     

    Availability: Grants are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    Grant Amounts: Maximum awards for Fredericksburg existing small private businesses are $500 each.

     

     

    Grant Process / How Program Works: 

    Interested businesses must first contact the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism at 540.372.1216 or may contact Vectec Solutions at 757.243.8700, info@vectec.org.  Vectec Solutionss usual client interview process will determine eligibility. Projects must be legal, ethical and commercially viable, and project potential (job growth and retention, increased revenues, etc.) is assessed.

     

    • Each grant award is subject to the prior review and approval of Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
    • Fredericksburg businesses must show proof of current location/business license/business taxes along with their online grant application.
    • Approved Fredericksburg grant recipients pay their portion of the project cost at time of signing the Vectec Solutions Agreement and Statement of Work. This is a matching grant program and participating businesses are required to provide the cash match up front to Vectec.
    • Fredericksburg EDA grant funds are paid to Vectec Solutions upon project completion.

     

    Contact Vectec Solutions with questions at 757.243.8700, or email info@vectec.org.

     

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    *Fredericksburg city employees, employee spouses, EDA Board Members, spouses or other city officials and spouses are not eligible to participate in grant program.


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