An internal committee of County staff supported by third-party consultant shall evaluate all Company applications. Only selected companies will be asked to proceed to the next evaluation stage.
At the behest of the County staff, applicant may be required to furnish additional information and/or access to the applicant prior to funding award. Applications are assessed on factors, including but not limited to:
- Experience of the company’s leadership
- Strength of the business model
- Proof of concept
- Potential for growth
- Number and salary of jobs, and
- Return on investment to Prince William County
Businesses that sell firearms, tobacco, alcohol, or other “sin” businesses will not be considered.
Ignite grants are award to the Company at the County’s discretion and are based on recommendations of the internal review committee.
By applying, companies agree to have their pitch, logo, contact information and picture available to share with the public and IGNITE grant partners.
If requested, those not selected may receive feedback from our expert judges.