Active & Thriving Community Grants Program
The Active and Thriving Community Grants Program assists certain small businesses and nonprofits experiencing negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for qualifying small business and nonprofit organizations to (1) address and mitigate financial hardship; (2) implement COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics; or (3) both. Applications will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. on August 31 until 11:59 p.m. on September 14, 2021, through the online portal only. Applications will be available in English and Spanish. Translation support will be provided.
PPP Direct Forgivness Portal
US Small Business Administration PPP Forgiveness Portal – The SBA launched a PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal to help streamline the forgiveness process for PPP loans of $150,000 or under, and allow small business owners to apply directly through SBA.
Virginia Statewide Business District Resurgence Grant Fund
The Virginia General Assembly recently funded a new Virginia Statewide Business District Resurgence Grant Fund. This fund seeks to advance and accelerate the post-pandemic recovery of Virginia’s business and commercial districts. Specifically, these funds will support historically economically disadvantaged communities and/or other business districts that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Competitive projects will expand organizational capacity and support business recovery. This fund is envisioned as a way to provide a more inclusive framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization and vitality. Local governments and/or nonprofit organizations may request up to two grants totaling $150,000. Applications will be due July 30, 2021. You can learn more about this opportunity by watching Virginia DHCD’s How-to-Apply webinar, reviewing the presentation and guidelines, and by contacting me with questions at this email.
Loudoun Nonprofits, Faith-Based Organizations Encouraged to Apply for American Rescue Plan Act Funds
Loudoun Nonprofits, Faith-Based Organizations Encouraged to Apply for American Rescue Plan Act Funds. Please note that the information below is directly relayed from the Loudoun County Applications will be available Monday, June 28, 2021, at loudoun.gov/grantopportunities. County staff will present information on this funding opportunity in a webinar Wednesday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in attending the webinar should email their name and the name of their organization to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive log-on information for the webinar. Grant Size and Payment Varies. Charities Eligible to Apply Nonprofits and faith-based organizations serving Loudoun County residents are encouraged to apply for financial assistance available through the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. This funding will support organizations that are working to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Application Deadlines, Reviews, and Announcements Applications must be electronically received on or before July 28, 2021 at 4pm, to be considered. Applications will be reviewed, and funding will be provided on a rolling basis.
PIVOT Grant Funding
Fairfax County is offering $25 million in small grants for COVID-19 impacted businesses to support their recovery. The pandemic has affected everyone, but many businesses that rely heavily on customer interaction have been affected more severely than others. These grants are designed to strategically support the hardest hit sectors and help them to PIVOT from survival to future success.
Hello Alice: COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant
Hello Alice: COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant provides $10,000 to small business owners impacted by the coronavirus.
Salesforce: Care Small Business Grants
Salesforce: Care Small Business Grants offers $10,000 grants to businesses between 2 to 50 employees.
Facebook: Small Business Grants Program
Facebook: Small Business Grants Program will award 25 small businesses in Northern Virginia with $100,000 for direct assistance and adverting credits. The application process will begin on Wednesday and run for two weeks. Businesses must have served their communities for over a year, and have between 2 and 50 employees.