Community Impact Unit

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Ramona Carroll,
Community Impact Unit Manager

Community Impact Unit

Diverse group of adults participating in a team meeting.We develop, strengthen, engage and nurture nonprofit organizations and faith communities to build a stronger community for Fairfax County residents. Our collective approach uses equity strategies and community engagement best practices to ensure we listen to our community and include their voice in all our work. 

Community Impact Projects

Working together with the faith community, nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies to build a stronger Fairfax County. 

COVID-19 – responding to needs and partnering with county agencies and the community to respond to needs during the pandemic.

Stuff the Bus – a biannual effort to fill the shelves of local nonprofits’ food pantries.

Emergency Food Strategy Team (EFST)

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Login

Sign-on links for the regular EFST meetings are as follows: 

1st Wednesday of the month: 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Meeting Registration - Zoom


3rd Wednesday of the month: 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Meeting Registration - Zoom


Meeting Agenda and Notes

Food Access Program Funding Opportunity

The Food Access Program (FAP) is intended to aid the community in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Community based organizations and Houses of Worship (501(c)3 organizations located in or serving Fairfax County) can apply for funding in three different lanes to ensure that our local food system remains strong and sustainable:

  • Lane 1 is for the direct food assistance in the amount of $1.5 million and will be proportionately allocated according to regional need. This lane will support program proposals for new and existing food programs to purchase of food.
  • Lane 2 will be in the amount of $500,000 for innovative models in food service delivery. This lane is designed to support food providers in creating innovative ways to respond to hunger in Fairfax County
  • Lane 3 is to provide $1.5 million in infrastructure investments for food storage, delivery and enhanced client supports, such as refrigerated food storage, heavy duty shelving, cargo vans, lifts, etc.

An initial investment of $3.5 million is available, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds may be subject to federal regulations. This will not be an RFP process but rather an informal application. Funding is for direct client assistance and infrastructure needs of community programs; staffing and overhead costs are not permissible. The application deadline has passed and applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back for updates for future funding opportunities. 

The Docusign application can be found at FAP Application. For questions or to receive the application in Spanish, contact

Fairfax Virtual Assistant