Local banks await additional federal funds for Rappahannock small businesses
Small business owners in this county of 7,000 people have been scrambling for financial assistance to keep their businesses running in the midst of a pandemic. Sarah Meservey, owner of Off the Grid outside Sperryville, was approved for $28,000 in funding from the federal Paycheck Protection Program meant to provide emergency relief to businesses damaged by measures to contain the spread of Covid-19. She knows it's just a bridge, but with so much uncertainty, it's the best one she has. “I think we all are guessing for the future," Meservey said.