Financial Relief for Alexandria Businesses
If your business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Alexandria Workforce Development Center encourages you to explore and access the information and resources below.
Resources from Community-Based and State Partners
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Updates
- The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is a membership
organization dedicated to the advocacy of business interests. Visit the Alexandria Chamber
of Commerce COVID-19 Updates site for the latest updates from the local business
community and links to business assistance and resources.
Alexandria Economic Development Partnership COVID-19 Resources
- AEDP is a public-private partnership that promotes
Alexandria as a business destination. Visit the AEDP Covid-19 Resources
site for up-to-date information related to disaster assistance for
businesses and support for affected workers as well as tax and regulatory
changes and more.
Alexandria Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Alexandria SBDC provides free tools, resources and
confidential services to small businesses in the City of Alexandria. Visit the Alexandria
SBDC COVID-19 Information and Resources site for the latest information and
resources for small businesses, including Paycheck Protection Program Loans, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, changes
to SBA programs and tax policies, grants for small businesses and more.
Rebuild! VA Small Business Grant Program
- Rebuild! VA is a Virginia state program that provides loans
and grants to help small businesses whose normal operations were disrupted by
COVID-19. Learn more about the status of the program, eligibility, covered
expenses, required documentation and filing instructions at governor.virginia.gov/rebuildva.
Virginia 30 Day Fund
- The Virginia 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for
Virginia small businesses. Learn more at va30dayfund.com.
Virginia "Return to Earn" Grant Program
- The Virginia Return to Earn Grant Program will match payments from eligible small businesses to provide new hires with up to $500 to support their transition back into the workforce. Only Virginia employers with fewer than 100 employees may qualify for funds. The employer must also be incorporated in Virginia. Wages for new hires must be a minimum of $15.00 per hour, and the position must be W-2 employment but can be part or full time. Learn more about the program and how to apply.
Additional Resources for Businesses
A Guide for Virginia Child Care Providers to Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic
- This document includes a knowledge guide with the most current
information on how to maintain financial stability, support staff and protect
health; a risk/benefit assessment to help guide decisions of whether to remain
open (or reopen) to offer child care to families, prioritizing services to
children of essential personnel; and a flow chart of resources, including
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
- The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment including. For more information on how to file for the tax credit, visit the IRS website and the WOTC website.
Workforce Development Center Resources and Services for Businesses
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Workforce Development Center is offering many of its services by phone and online. While workshops, hiring events and access to the Resource Center are suspended, we continue to operate under regular business hours. Learn more about and access WDC programs and services by calling 703.746.5990, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or take advantage of our virtual services, including:
- Website: Access and learn more about programs and services offered at no cost to businesses, including job placement, recruitment, labor market information and certified Business Services Specialists to assist in workforce planning.
WDC Job Board: Post open positions, search resumes and find your ideal candidate.
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For the latest information about COVID-19, visit alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus.