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2017 SESSION

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HB 1968 Small Business Investment Grant Fund; changes to Fund.

Introduced by: R. Steven Landes | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority; administration of Small Business Investment Grant Fund. Makes changes to the Small Business Investment Grant Fund to make it easier for investor applicants to qualify for grants and provide more benefits for investor applicants. The bill (i) allows as a qualified investment any cash equity investment in a qualified business from an individual investor or from an investor who has received compensation; (ii) amends the definition of "small business" to increase the amount of equity capital for a qualifying business from $3 million to $5 million; (iii) moves the start date for eligible investments from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2016; and (iv) increases the amount of the grant from 10 percent of the investment to 50 percent of the investment or $50,000, whichever is less. The bill maintains the total grant allocation cap of $250,000 for each eligible investor.


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