Grants and Loans

Update: May 19, 2020

As small business owners, you may be facing challenges due to the impacts of COVID-19 on your business. The Federal, State and Local governments are working on financial assistance options for your businesses. Please find the current aids below:




Paycheck Protection Program 

Note: PPP resumed Apr 27,2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

You may apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating

Please find Paycheck Protection Program Loam Forgiveness Application below.

Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes equal to 50 percent of the qualified wages an eligible employer pays to employees after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Emergency Advance


Note: As of May 4, 2020, SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories were able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.

  • Please find more information and eligibility here.


Other Financial Assistance


Other SBA Loan Programs

Small Business Debt Relief Program

As part of our coronavirus debt relief efforts, the SBA will pay 6 months of principal, interest, and any associated fees that borrowers owe for all current 7(a), 504, and Microloans in regular servicing status as well as new 7(a), 504, and Microloans disbursed prior to September 27, 2020.

SBA Express Bridge Loan

Express Bridge Loan Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.


Grant(s) Information

People Inc. COVID-19 Forgivable Small Business Loans

Qualifying individuals must reside in Manassas City, Manassas Park City or Prince William County.

Arlington Small Business Emergency Grant Program

All completed applications are due by May 17, 11:59 p.m. EDT

FAIRFAX RISE Covid-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Fund

The application process is expected to begin in early June 2020. Sign-up to be notified when the grant application process is open.

Social Safety Net Nonprofit Sustainability Grants Program

$5 million fund to support 501(c)3 and 501(c)19 nonprofit organizations, whose primary work currently supports social safety net services to vulnerable populations within Fairfax County. The grant application process will conclude at 2 p.m. on May 22.

RVA Small Business Releif Fund

By Chamber RVA – Serving the Richmond Region

Salon and Spa Relief Fund

COVID-19 $10k Emergency Grants

VA 30 Day Fund

This fund is a forgivable loan.

US Chamber of Commerce Initiative- Save Small Business Fund

Boost by Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

Grants and Resouces for Artist and non-profit

CARES Act: Loans, Grants, and Tax Programs for Early Education Providers

Fairfax County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Fund

The submission is already closed for this fund.

There are numerous grants and private lenders available for business in Virginia.  You may access this information here.

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