Round 2 Grant information

Round Two

On Tuesday September 8th, the Alexandria City Council approved an additional $2.4 million to fund a second round of the Alexandria Back to Business (ALX B2B) grant program. These funds will be available to qualifying small businesses and certain nonprofits to offset costs and/or investments related to reopening and rescaling their business. Earlier this year, Round One of the ALX B2B grants disbursed $3.495 million to 303 businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application period for Round Two opened on Wednesday, September 30th at 8:00AM, and closed at 5:00PM on Wednesday, October 7th. The program criteria for Round Two was expanded so additional types of businesses and nonprofit childcare providers became eligible to apply for a grant. Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 depending on the number of employees working for the business. Applications are closed, and are currently being reviewed. Once the review process is complete, the businesses receiving a grant will be posted on this webpage.

Below is additional information about Round Two.

Round Two Eligibility

For Round Two, applicants had to meet all of the below criteria to be eligible for an ALX B2B grant:

Ineligible business types include: home-based businesses (except for childcare providers), any business that was awarded a B2B grant in Round One, financial institutions, grocery stores & pharmacies, and gas stations.


ALX B2B Grants must be used to offset costs and/or investments related to reopening or rescaling a business. For example, the purchase of equipment and supplies that promote health and safety, technology to support e-commerce, and rent. Grants will be provided in four amounts based on the business’s number of employees:

Additional Round two Information