The Portsmouth Economic Development Authority (EDA) supports the City's growing entrepreneurship and small business community through the Business Investment Grant program. 

Grant programs are tailored to help new businesses, growing businesses, and established organizations making additional investments in the City of Portsmouth. For details on the programs and eligibility requirements, please download the application packages.

Please submit all questions regarding the grant program through the Contact Us Form or by calling 757-393-8804.

Completed applications, and the required documentation, can be submitted by email to econdev@portsmouthva.gov. Applications may also be submitted in person, or by mail, to 200 High Street, Suite 200, Portsmouth, Va. 23704.

Applications for the 2023 Fiscal year are accepted according to the submission schedule below. Applications received after the cutoff date will be considered by the Portsmouth EDA in the following round.

Round 1: Open October 1 - 31, 2022
Round 2: Open January 1 - 31, 2023
Round 3: Open April 1 - 30, 2023