Incentives & Grants
The Town of Ashland and the Ashland Economic Development Authority administers numerous grant, loan, and incentive programs. Grant and loan programs are competitive and no applicants are guaranteed financial awards.
Special Tax Relief Districts
Arts & Culture District- application
This overlay district provides BPOL tax relief to arts organizations and businesses as well as signage flexibility and waved fees. The district is centered around Ashland's historic downtown district.
nology Zone- application
This overlay district rewards capital improvements and job creation with BPOL tax relief.
Economic Development Authority (EDA) Loans & Grants
applicationIn appropriate circumstances, funds for demolition can be granted from the EDA. As with the Infrastructure program, the loan can be forgiven if the awarded applicant satisfies all goals and objectives set forth in the approved plan.
applicationThis program is designed to support reinvestment in distressed or historic properties. Scoring priority is given to those projects considering a scope of significant restoration or for properties in a high-visibility corridor. This is a rolling grant program with no deadline for submission.-
This program is designed to support businesses in Town. This incentive provides a reimbursement of not more than $500.00 toward the wages for an intern placed through Randolph-Macon College's The Edge Career Center. This program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified businesses.