$100K In Relief Available For Arlington’s Small Businesses


ARLINGTON, VA – Small businesses in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington may receive some much-needed financial support as the Rosslyn Business Improvement District announced Monday it will provide $100,000 in critical relief as part of the Arlington County Small Business Emergency GRANT Program.

The GRANT (Giving Resiliency Assets Near Term) Program is designed to help small businesses with grants of up to $10,000 for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

“Our hearts are with our small businesses, including our restaurants and retailers, who have been the hardest hit during this crisis,” said Rosslyn BID President Mary-Claire Burick in a prepared statement. “Their services are critical to our community, which is why we are proud to partner with Arlington County on this important program that will get much-needed assistance directly into small businesses’ hands so they can continue to pay their employees and bills.”

The application period will open in early May and businesses are encouraged to sign up now to receive important updates.

In addition to the financial relief, the Rosslyn BID is working with small businesses to support their needs during the coronavirus pandemic by creating the #RosslynRewards program and the Rosslyn restaurant directory to encourage and reward people for purchasing carryout or delivery.

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This article originally appeared on the Arlington Patch

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