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Application Deadline Extended for Small Business Grants from the Economic Development Authority

Up to $2,000 for eligible businesses; application now closes Friday, May 15 at 11:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 -- The deadline has been extended to Friday, May 15 for the City of Falls Church Economic Development Authority (EDA)'s Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Grant program. 

The City has received over 50 applications and wanted to ensure that business owners had ample time to complete the application.

The EDA created the program to acknowledge the negative financial impact of COVID-19 on many City businesses. Eligible businesses may apply for one grant of $2,000 from the EDA to use for salary, benefits, rent and other business operating expenses. The application is available at

Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 15 at 11:30 p.m. and completed in full, including an uploaded W-9. Awardees will be chosen at random after eligibility is confirmed. The grant application is a public document and the names of the businesses awarded funds may be made public once funds are disbursed.

The application asks basic questions about the business like how long it has been operating in the City, if the gross receipts are between $50,000 and $500,000, if the business has experienced a decrease in gross income by at least 50%, and more. Additional questions ask the applicant to describe why the grant is needed, how it will be used, and what other City assistance could be needed.

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