Northampton County Small Business COVID19 Recovery Grants
Northampton County is conducting a program using CARES Act funds to provide grants for businesses affected by the COVID 19 crisis. Eligible businesses will be able to access up to $10,000.00 for eligible purposes.
Some examples of businesses affected would include restaurants, theaters, hair salons, indoor amusement centers, campgrounds, retail establishments as well as many others. This will also include watermen involved with aquaculture and fishery activities. This program is meant to assist with lost revenues and expenditures related to COVID 19 concerns. Applications will be available online as well as paper forms. Applications will be reviewed by a committee formed by the County Administrator which will include a representative of all participating Towns.
Please call [757 678-0440, x515] or email[email@example.com] the County Administrator, Charles Kolakowski, with any questions. Applications will be reviewed and awarded within thirty days. This will be done on an ongoing basis and will continue until the available funds are exhausted.
1. Eligible businesses must be active and physically located in Northampton County and have a valid business license.
2. County and local taxes will need to be made current.
3. Only businesses with less than thirty  employees are eligible to apply.
4. Businesses need to show they were affected by the COVID 19 crisis.
5. Each business is eligible for only one grant application under this particular program.
6. Grants amounts are up to $5,000 per business for business expenses or loss of revenue and up to an additional $5,000 for improvements done to a business to address COVID 19 concerns.
7. Businesses need to disclose if they received funds from either the Economic Injury Disaster Loan or the Paycheck Protection Program.
8. Businesses located in the unincorporated areas of the County and the Towns of Cheriton, Eastville, Exmore, and Nassawadox are eligible to apply. Businesses located in Cape Charles will be eligible for an independent program being conducted by the Town of Cape Charles.
Submit an online form for the Northampton County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant. You may also download this form as a PDF.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 13, 2020
Federal flood insurance now available in Cheriton
RICHMOND — Residents of the town of Cheriton on Virginia’s Eastern Shore are now eligible to purchase flood insurance backed by the federal government.
Cheriton in July became a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP, which provides insurance to help reduce the socioeconomic impact of floods.
Flooding is the most common and costly natural hazard in the United States.
The NFIP is managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and implemented on a local level. Cheriton became an NFIP community after adopting and enforcing a local floodplain management ordinance based on the town’s mapped flood zones.
When a community joins the NFIP, the community must ensure it has adopted a floodplain management ordinance and enforcement procedures that meet NFIP minimums. In return, the federal government makes flood insurance available for residents of that community. Access to certain disaster aid, grants and loans is also made available to NFIP participating communities.
The goals of the program are to save lives, protect property and encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.
Many people don’t realize their homeowners or renters insurance doesn’t cover damage from floods. One inch of water in a home can cost as much as $25,000 in damage, according to FEMA. Flood insurance can provide a quicker recovery from floods while protecting financial livelihood.
Cheriton residents have the ability to purchase coverage as Virginia enters peak hurricane season. Hurricane season in the Mid-Atlantic is June 1 through Nov. 30.
Flood insurance through NFIP is delivered to the public by a network of approximately 60 insurance companies and the NFIP Direct. The coverage is available to homeowners, renters and business owners. For single-family dwellings, the building coverage limit is $250,000 and contents coverage limit is $100,000. Renters can protect their belongings with contents coverage. For commercial properties, the building and contents coverage limits are both $500,000.
Anyone who would like to purchase flood insurance through NFIP should visit www.FloodSmart.gov or contact an insurance agent. There is a 30-day waiting period before new policies take effect.
Cheriton is one of 291 communities participating in NFIP in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation helps local governments comply with NFIP requirements through its Floodplain Management Program.
DCR can help localities draft and update floodplain ordinances. More information about NFIP and the Virginia Floodplain Management Program is available at www.dcr.virginia.gov/floods.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MAYOR LeMOND
It is very important that we all complete the 2020 U.S. Census Form. Like most of you, I did not receive the Census Form in the mail. It appears that the Census Form is being sent to our 911 address and not to our P. O. Box where most of us get our mail.
Census numbers for an area impacts the amount of money that an area will receive for many important federal and state programs such as: roads, healthcare, and school lunch programs.
SO PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS ON YOUR COMPUTER. It’s easy and only takes around 10 minutes to complete. Reminder, non-citizens are to be counted. There is no citizenship question on the census.
Go to: https://my2020census.gov/login
You will be asked to enter your 12-digit ID. If you don’t have one (which most of us don’t), you can still complete the form. You do NOT need this code to take the census.
When it asks for your address, give your 911 address. It will ask you to check your address and after you check to make sure it’s correct, submit it again and it will accept it. Then you are ready to answer the questions. After completion you will receive a Confirmation Number.
If you have questions about the form you can call (844) 330 2020.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation. Everyone needs to be counted.
THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA HAS CLOSED ALL DMV OFFICES EFFECTIVE MARCH 18TH THROUGH APRIL 2ND, DUE TO THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS. ONLINE AND PHONE OPERATIONS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE DURING THIS SHUT DOWN. PLEASE REFER TO WWW.DMVNOW.COM FOR UPDATES AND HOW TO PROCESS TRANSACTIONS DURING THIS TIME
DUE TO AN INCREASE IN CUSTOMER TRAFFIC FROM THE SHUT DOWN THE TOWN OFFICE WILL BE LOCKING ALL DOORS AND ONLY ACCEPTING PHONE AND MAIL PAYMENTS.
PLEASE MONITOR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBSITE,
WWW.TOWNOFCHERITON.ORG FOR UPDATES.
CALL 757-331-8200 WITH TOWN QUESTIONS
CALL 804-497-7100 WITH DMV QUESTIONS OR VISIT WWW.DMVNOW.COM
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS TRYING TIME.
Please be aware that the Town of Cheriton requires residents to have building permits pulled through the town. If you don’t know if you need a permit give us a call and we will be glad to let you know. Below find the towns building permit application which can be mailed, emailed or dropped off to our office for review.
Below is the application, if you have questions or concerns feel free to all us at 757-331-8200.
From the American Red Cross, information to help prevent the spread of the corona virus.
It’s election year, and the Cheriton Town Council has 6 council seats and the Mayor position opening up. If you are interested in running for the Cheriton Town Council please fill out the attached documents and return them to the General Registrar no Later than June 9th, 2020 at 7 pm to be included on the ballot for the November elections!