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New Small Business Grants (ALX B2B) Up to $20k Available in Alexandria, Deadline June 4

The program is designed to support small businesses with 2-100 employees

The ALX B2B Grants are available for business that have between 2-100 employees in Alexandria, Virginia. (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and the City of Alexandria are launching the Alexandria Back to Business (ALX B2B) grant program on Thursday, June 4.

The program is designed to support small businesses with 2-100 employees that demonstrate they have experienced revenue loss of 25% or more due directly to COVID-19 and will be able to recover and remain sustainable.

Criteria to Apply

Businesses must meet all the criteria listed below to be eligible for a small business ALX B2B grant. Supporting documentation, when required, must be included with the application.
  • Must demonstrate a 25% or greater decline in Gross revenues (i.e., revenue/sales before any expenses)
  • Licensed in the City of Alexandria
  • Located in the City of Alexandria
  • In operation as of March 1, 2019
  • For-profit entity
  • Business is in “good standing”
  • Intend to remain in Alexandria
  • Business employees between 2-100 W2 employees (full or part time)
  • Locally owned & operated

How Can Grant Money Be Used


  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Other equipment and supplies to promote health and safety
  • Technology to facilitate e-commerce and/or virtual business operations
  • Professional services related to the design and construction/alteration of the built environment necessary to promote physical and social distancing, as well as the actual costs for alterations
  • Initial cleaning and disinfection services prior to reopening
  • Rent or mortgage costs required to be made in order to reopen/restart  

The application will be open starting Thursday, June 4 at 8AM and will close on Monday, June 8 at 5PM.


How Much Are the Grants?

Grants will be provided in three amounts based on the business’s number of employees:

  • 2-24 employees – $10,000
  • 25-49 employees – $15,000
  • 50-100 employees – $20,000

Applications can be submitted starting the Thursday, June 4 at 8AM through Monday, June 8 at 5PM. 

For more information contact Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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