COVID-19: Small Business Resources

Important funding programs and other ways to keep your business going

The Commonwealth of Virginia and Fairfax County Government 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. Use this tool to find a nearby lender eligible to issue a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.

For questions about the loan programs or help with the application process, contact the Community Business Partnership (CBP) or the George Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

> To apply for an SBA loan, click here.

> Loan Programs: Click here for detailed information.


To learn about policy and regulatory changes:

Tax change information:

Economic Impact

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:

Food Establishment Resources:

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.