Economic Success

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Fairfax, VA 22035
Rebecca Moudry
Director, Department of Economic Initiatives

County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Fairfax County Funds Microloan Program

Fairfax County established the Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Fund also known as the Microloan Program in April 2020 to support small business (less than 50 employees) recovery during the COVID-19 emergency. Along with the Federal SBA loans and grants and associated counseling this program helped our business community with needed relief. The county is working with the Community Business Partnership, now part of George Mason Small Business Development Center to administer the funds. Community Business Partnership ultimately made $1.2 million in relief loans. Subsequent to this program, Fairfax County also provided two other relief grants, RISE and PIVOT. Ultimately, to-date the county has provided more than $70 million in relief funding to local businesses.

** Application for entering the lottery for this program have closed **
If you have questions about your status, contact Community Business Partnership at (703) 768-1440.



Loans from the Fairfax County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Fund will be made to eligible businesses in amounts up to $20,000 at 0% interest that can be used for critical operating expenses to offset some of the impacts of the shutdown. Loan counselors administering this loan program will work with business owners  to identify and apply for optimal federal or local assistance. 


How To Apply

Through an existing partnership with the County, the Community Business Partnership will administer the program and provide small business counseling.

Applicants must visit CBP's website and fill out an intake form. Eligible businesses will be required to complete a no-cost, short pre-submission consultation with CBP counselors who will help them apply for the best program to suit their specific needs.  The program will begin April 28.

More Info

Frequently Asked Questions 

Community Business Partnership is holding three Q&A Sessions on the Fairfax County Microloan and the Federal Cares Act. 

April 21 (Recording coming soon)

April 24 1:00-2:00pm Register

April 27 2:00-3:00pm (In Spanish and English) Register

Microloan Flyer: English | Spanish | Korean | Arabic | Vietnamese

Press Release: Vietnamese | Spanish | Korean| Arabic



The microloans will be available to “for profit” businesses who meet the following criteria: 

  • One or more commercial locations in Fairfax County, including the principal place of business.
  • Fewer than 50 employees across all locations
  • Been in business for 2+ years
  • Possess a valid Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) license to qualify.  

Loans of up to $20,000 will support expenses such as working capital, equipment, rent, debt payments and other operating expenses. Funded businesses must keep their business in the county for the life of the loan. 

Required Documentation

  • Current Commercial Business Lease (if applicable)
  • Business & personal tax returns for the previous two years
  • Monthly sales history for the previous two years
  • Year-end profit and loss statement and balance sheet for the previous two years
  • Current profit-and-loss statement
  • Current debt schedule
  • Contract backlog report
  • Accounts receivable/accounts payable reports for the previous two years
  • The most recent Federal income tax returns for the applicant business for the previous two years
  • Current Fairfax County PBOL license and Non-Residential Use/Occupancy Permit

The following businesses are not eligible:

  • Banks and financial services
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Home-based businesses
  • E-commerce
  • Seasonal businesses, which operate only part of the year
  • Businesses whose primary product/service is oriented to age restricted customers (See FAQs)
  • Franchise businesses, except for those franchises which are locally owned and operated
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