District Improvement Program (DIP)
The District Improvement Program (DIP) is a matching grant program established to provide impactful support to small, locally owned, and operated businesses located within the boundaries of the Strategic Growth Areas (SGAs), Special Economic Growth Areas (SEGAs), Suburban Focus Areas (SFAs), Council-adopted districts, or any valid business associations in the City of Virginia Beach.
The Program provides monetary matching grants to existing small business owners or those who plan to buy or lease existing and/or vacant industrial or commercial properties within the designated areas or districts qualified under this program.
The grant funding is to be used for building repairs or improvements, equipment expansion or business modernization, and interior or exterior building improvements. Proposed improvements must support and meet the goals of the adopted plans of the qualified designated district.
DIP Overview Information