The Economic Development Authority of Newport News, Virginia recognizes that the establishment and development of micro-businesses is essential to a diverse and successful economy. The Micro Enterprise Grant Program has been established as a pilot program for the City’s Southeast Community to assist in the creation and growth of viable micro-businesses in the City of Newport News. The objective is to support individuals in the creation, expansion or maintenance of their micro-enterprise business.

For the purpose of this grant, Micro Enterprise is defined as a business entity with five (5) or fewer employees or persons that plan to create such an entity. Employees include the owner, part-time, and full-time employees. Not-for-profit businesses, organizations and entities are not eligible for this program.