COVID-19: Small Business Resources
Important funding programs and other ways to keep your business going
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. Use this tool to find a nearby lender eligible to issue a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.
- Watch a recorded webinar on how to apply
- Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Cares Act
- Contact the SBA Customer Service Center
- Virginia Small Business Development Center Overview of SBA Loans
> To apply for an SBA loan, click here.
To learn about policy and regulatory changes:
- Federal Impact Payments
- Virginia Declaration of State of Emergency
- Governor Northam’s Actions Taken on COVID-19 -Updates
- Fairfax County State of Emergency Declaration
Tax change information:
Read a detailed analysis of the economic impact of the pandemic published by The Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University: The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Washington Region’s Economy.
Counseling and Mentoring Resources:
- Community Business Partnership
- George Mason University Small Business Development Center
- SCORE, a non-profit resource funded by the U.S. Small Business Association
Food Establishment Resources:
- Restaurant Workers Community Foundation links to resources
- National Restaurant Association resources
- Virginia SBDC: Restaurants
Health, Labor and Safety Guidance:
For information on health, labor and safety guidance, visit:
FCEDA partners with nonprofit organizations providing free legal help to small businesses
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is partnering with the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center and Start Small Think Big on the COVID-19 Pro Bono Collaborative, an initiative to provide free legal assistance to small businesses in Northern Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic, including help with federal assistance, grant and loan programs, leases and employment issues.
Consisting of a network of trusted top-tier law firms, corporations and other legal service providers, the COVID-19 Pro Bono Collaborative provides a highly coordinated, emergency response to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations survive the economic impact of COVID-19. This collaborative is providing remote legal and financial clinics and one-on-one sessions on the COVID-19 stimulus package and similar programs as well as COVID-19 related legal issues.
Any small business owner can complete this form to request a COVID-19 consultation with a volunteer attorney or financial professional. These consultations will be conducted via phone or video. Initial consultations will last one to two hours, depending on a business owner’s specific needs, with the option for follow-up consultations as necessary.