The economic impact of COVID-19 on individuals and families across the nation is real. We will be recovering from this pandemic for a while, and now is a time to come together as a community and help our neighbors out. We’ve compiled a list of resources available to aid those in our local area.

The Northern Virginia Family Service is committed to helping our neighbors today and tomorrow as we face the unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis. They process the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief program for Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County residents. Please visit NVFS.org for details. They also have available Pay it Forward, an emergency lending program with an affordable interest rate and a generous loan repayment schedule, for Loudoun County residents. Details are available in English and Spanish.

If you need immediate financial or other assistance please check with County resources where you reside:

  • City of Alexandria – 703-746-4988
  • Arlington County – 703-228-7999
  • City of Fairfax – 703-385-7800
  • Fairfax County – 703-267-3511
  • City of Falls Church – 703-248-5005.

COVID-19: Small Business Resources

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency is creating hardships and challenges for many in the community, including businesses. Continuing business operations in today’s situation is challenging and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is working to assist businesses with information and access to critical resources during this emergency. Learn more at
www.fairfaxcountyeda.org.

Important funding programs and other ways to keep your business going:

The Commonwealth of Virginia and Fairfax County Government (FairfaxCounty.gov) offer critical information and resources to help small businesses during the pandemic crisis.

Loan and Grant Program information: Fairfax County businesses can take advantage of several assistance programs through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The federal government has created a helpful summary and infographic highlighting key programs available to small businesses.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act:

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non- profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. 

To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office, which you can locate at sba.gov.

Are you able to help others during this difficult time?

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia. The Fund will attract and provide flexible funding resources for nonprofit organizations and other programs in our region responding to COVID-19 and its impacts. The Fund’s focus will be to help communities who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials, as COVID-19 is a public health issue, and as such, funding decisions will be made in consultation with them across our entire service area in Northern Virginia.  

www.cfnova.org/donate/covid-19-response-fund-for-northern-virginia.

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