We can help!

Pay your new hires a bonus to join your team and we can reimburse you up to $500.


For small businesses in the City of Richmond and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan.

General Guidelines:

  • Only employers with fewer than 100 employees across all Virginia locations can participate.
  • New hires must be unemployed for at least 30 days at time of hire.
  • Funds can apply to those hired between June 1 and Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Qualifying jobs must pay a minimum of $15 an hour, full or part-time.


This program is reimbursement-based; meaning the employer fronts the cost of the full bonus and seeks reimbursement after. The program can assist with up to 25 hires per qualifying company. You have until March 31, 2022 to submit your invoices.


To apply, download the application and other forms at:


Questions? Contact Brian Davis at or 804-652-3228.

Part of Governor Northam’s Return to Earn effort