Financial Resources

Grant Programs & Financial Assistance

Small Business Development Center

Offers technical assistance to small businesses in planning, marketing, financing, and international development. Helps prepare SBA Loan packages.

600 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-865-3128
Fax: 757-865-5885
Small Business Development Center website

Tidewater Business Financing Corporation

Tidewater Business Financing Corporation (TBFC) is a non-profit corporation that promotes commercial and industrial growth throughout Virginia and Eastern North Carolina. Tidewater Business Financing Corporation provides permanent financing needed to acquire fixed assets, in combination with bank financing and equity invested by the borrower. Tidewater Business Financing Corporation is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide permanent financing through the SBA 504 Loan program. 

500 East Main Street
Suite 403
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-623-2691
Fax: 757-623-0660
Tidewater Business Financing Corporation website

Virginia Community Capital

Virginia Community Capital (VCC) offers flexible loan capital and consulting assistance for a wide array of community and economic development projects. VCC's credit guidelines are designed to be flexible and fit into funding scenarios when other capital is not readily available.

100 West Franklin Street
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-344-5484
Virginia Community Capital website

Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity

Offers free state-wide information on sites and buildings, labor, taxes, utilities, transportation services, financing, laws, and regulations. Offers a variety of direct and indirect financing programs such as the Loan Guaranty, the Virginia Capital Access, Economic Development Loan, and Real Estate and Capital Equipment Loan programs.

101 N. 14th Street,
11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-786-6585
Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity website

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority 

The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s business and economic development financing arm.  Aligned within Virginia’s Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, the VSBFA offers programs to provide businesses, not-for-profits, and economic development authorities with the financing needed for economic growth and expansion throughout the Commonwealth.  VSBFA offers loans directly to businesses & non-profits, credit enhancements to banks that are lending to businesses & non-profits, as well as bond financing to benefit for-profit businesses, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit entities, and to support clean energy and P3 transportation projects.  VSBFA also helps small businesses seeking to attract equity investments by providing an equity incentive grant program. 

 804-371-8254 or contact any of the following VSBFA lenders directly. 
101 N. 14th Street, 
11th Floor 
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-786-6585

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority website

York County Economic Development Authority

The York County Economic Development Authority offers a variety of loans, grants, and land discounts to existing businesses and those in target industries. Check out our Incentive Programs.

224 Ballard St.
Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: 757-890-3317

Thomas Nelson Community College - Workforce Credentials Grant Program

The Workforce Credentials Grant may reduce the cost of workforce training programs by two-thirds. Take advantage of training in industry recognized, in-demand programs at Thomas Nelson with funding that offsets the cost of tuition by 66%. 

Phone: (757) 825-2937
TNCC Grant Program Website