Financial Relief for Small Businesses

Resources for small businesses and nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Page updated on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:13 PM

Financial Relief for Small Businesses

LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY: Businesses invited to apply June 4 – June 8 for the Alexandria Back to Business (ALX B2B) grants program. Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. Thursday, June 4, through 5 p.m. Monday, June 8, for grants available to Alexandria-based, for-profit businesses with 2 to 100 employees that have experienced losses in revenue of 25 percent or greater due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $10,000 for businesses with 2 to 24 employees; $15,000 for 25 to 49 employees; and $20,000 for 50 to 100 employees. Employees may be full-time or part-time but must have received a W-2 form for 2019. For more information and to apply, visit the Alexandria Back 2 Business grants webpage.

Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
The Small Business Association (SBA) is working directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax businesses can begin  applying for loans now

Virginia 30 Day Fund Provides Loans for Small Businesses
The nonprofit Virginia 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses. The loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees, and save jobs. Help is designed to be quick, easy, and free of red tape, as small business owners work to keep employees on board in the near term.

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership Resources
Find information and resources to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more.

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
Find information and resources
 from local, state and national entities.

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 funding.

Recovery Resources for Small Businesses
As Virginia businesses and communities look forward to safely reopen, the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network and Alexandria SBDC have developed a Business Recovery webpage to help owners carefully plan for and execute their businesses’ new strategy. Learn more

Additional Resources 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 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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