TARR LANE IS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FOR PAVING: Monday, September 21st from 9am – 2pm


Tuesday, September 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mumford Street and Willow Street from Mumford Street to Church Street

The Water Department of the Town of Chincoteague is conducting water main maintenance, Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Mumford Street will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic during this time.
On-street parking is PROHIBITED.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Mumford Street Reconstruction

The Public Works Department will begin the reconstruction of Mumford Street beginning Monday September 14th. The work, which is expected to last approximately two months, will include repaving, sidewalk replacement and the installation of a new water main. Traffic disruptions and brief intermittent road closures are expected. Drivers should consider alternate routes whenever feasible. Your patience and cooperation are sincerely appreciated.


2020 Census

Residents are urged to complete their Census questionnaire. If you weren’t contacted by mail or phone, you can still complete the census by going to the website https://2020census.gov. Just click respond on the opening page. It will prompt you for an ID, but you can continue without it. Completing the questionnaire is very simple and takes less than five minutes. You have the option of completing the questionnaire by phone, to begin, call 844-330-2020.

The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more. The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
Think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education.
The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance for older adults.
Again, we urge you to complete the census. Responses for the County were well below the response rate for the entire State and the Town’s responses were even less. We want to make sure we are counted!

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C.A.R.E.S. Act Information for Small Businesses

CARES Act Grant Information

The Town of Chincoteague will be soliciting grant applications from eligible small businesses and watermen that incurred business interruption costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Businesses

Grants of up to $4,000 are available to qualifying small businesses that are located within the incorporated Town of Chincoteague. The small business must have been ordered closed or limited by the Governor’s Executive Order’s (EO) 53 and 55 or the Mayor’s Executive Order EO #1. Businesses that did not receive approval or funds from the Small Business Administration’s EIDL, unemployment insurance or PPP grants/loans will be given preference. Examples of small businesses closed or limited by these Executive Orders include but are not limited to:
• Restaurants
• Hotels, Motels, Vacation Rental agencies, Cottages
• Theatres
• Hair Salons
• Indoor/Outdoor Public Amusements
• Campgrounds
• Home Based Businesses

Example of ineligible Businesses are:

• Home Occupations and Rental Homes
• Professional Services

Small Businesses

Grants of up to $4,000 for closed or limited businesses are available to qualifying small businesses that are located within the incorporated limits. The Town of Chincoteague will be using the Governor’s Executive Order 53 and 55 as well as the Mayor’s Executive Order #1 to determine whether a small business is eligible for grant funds. Excerpts from all three orders can be found on the Town’s website under Small Business Assistance Program. Examples of small businesses closed or limited by these executive orders include but are not limited to:
• Restaurants
• Hotels, Motels, Vacation Rental agencies, Cottages
• Theatres
• Hair Salons
• Indoor/outdoor Public Amusements
• Campgrounds
• Home-Based Businesses
Not eligible for this grant
• Home Occupations and Rental Homes
• Professional Services

Funding will be made on a first come first served basis, and only one grant per business may be awarded.
Applications will be available from the Town Office during regular business hours beginning August 3, 2020.
Applications must be submitted in person at the Town Office.
Successful grant recipients will be notified by phone or email and will be required to submit a W-9 form.

Eligibility Information

• Business is physically located within The Town of Chincoteague incorporated limits.
• Business was temporarily closed or limited because of EO 53 or 55 or the Mayor’s EO #1.
• Business was open to the public and actively doing business on May 29, 2020.
• Town business license, if required, was valid on June 11, 2020.
• Town taxes must have been current as of March 24, 2020.
• Must fully complete and submit an application.
• Business must currently be in good standing with Town of Chincoteague.
Important Information Concerning your Application:
• Applications will be reviewed by the Town, and the Town in its sole discretion will make grant awards after review.
• Grants will be made on a first come first served basis.
• Applications must be submitted to the Town Office beginning 10 am on August 18, 2020, will be time and date stamped and will be evaluated by Town Officials for eligibility.
• Items you will need for your application:

      Basic business information:

 Address (business physical and mailing, if different)
 Phone Number
 Email
 Name of Business on record with the State Corporation Commission.
 Name you are doing business as (DBA)
 You will need to certify that you had a Town business license on June 11, 2020, if one is required.
 Town Business License number.
• You will need to indicate if you or your business received or was approved for any EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan), PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) funds, or unemployment benefits.
• You will need to certify that the information provided on the application is accurate and truthful.

Applications will be date and time stamped at the time of submission. Grants will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first come first served basis until available funds have been depleted.