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Posted on: April 29, 2020

EDA Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Grants

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About the Grants for Small Businesses

The City of Falls Church Economic Development Authority (EDA) acknowledges the negative financial impact of COVID-19 on many City businesses. The Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program was created to show and give support to the community. 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 closed on Friday, May 15. The grant recipients will be announced soon.

Grant Recipients Announced

The City of Falls Church Economic Development Authority (EDA) is proud to announce the winners of the EDA Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program. Each business will receive $2,000 to help with urgent expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All 84 eligible applicants will receive funding. The grant recipients are (listed in alphabetical order by legal business name):

  • 10 Pizza, LLC
  • 1970 Dogwood Street, LLC
  • 202 Fitness Personal Training
  • 38NorthStudio LLC
  • All Travel & Cruises, LLC
  • American Diamond, Inc.  DBA Washington Diamond
  • Anh Thao Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Art and Frame of Falls Church, LLC
  • Art Connection Oriental Rugs
  • Audacious Aleworks Brewery & Taproom
  • AXM LLC DBA Mai Van Hair Salon
  • Banh Cuon Thang Long Restaurant LLC
  • BCR Bookbinding
  • BCSG LLC
  • Bedo’s Leatherworks
  • Better Body, LLC
  • Cajun Boil & Pho Restaurant
  • Can Tho Restaurant, Inc.
  • Capstone Performance Training
  • Captain Saigon Seafood
  • CEC Transfer and Travel LLC
  • Celiberty LLC DBA Present Nail Spa
  • Cell Phone Repair
  • Cha Oc Gia Huy
  • Code Ninjas
  • Cue Recording, Ltd.
  • Dai Kim Corp DBA Kim’s Gifts and Jewelry
  • Damoa Beauty
  • DC-VINA
  • Design Frames, LLC
  • Diva Nails Spa & Beauty Academy, LLC
  • Dream Salon
  • East Coast Heat Wave II, LLC
  • Eugene Kim Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Falls Church Electrolysis, Inc.
  • Family Hair & Beauty
  • Fanny’s Restaurant Inc.
  • Fatouche, Inc.
  • Firepan Korean BBQ
  • Fresh & Tasty LLC
  • Functional Fitness VA
  • Gold Nile Jewelry
  • Hands of Light Holistic Spa LLC
  • Happy Joyous and Free
  • Healthy By Intention, Inc.
  • Holly Nail Spa
  • Hung Anh Barber Hairstylist
  • Juliet’s Legacy
  • K.K. Fitness, Inc.
  • Karma Yoga
  • Kien Giang Quan
  • Kim Son Corporation DBA Princess Diamonds
  • LT Therapy, Inc
  • Le Billiard LLC
  • Lice Clinics of America – NOVA, Jacobra LLC
  • Linh Gems & Jewelry
  • LV Barber
  • Manna Sushi INC
  • Nationwide Viet Services
  • New To You, Inc.
  • New World
  • Ngoc Linh Jewelry
  • Panjshir
  • Pho VA
  • Phung Hoang, Inc.
  • Ramen Factory 42
  • Saigon Bakery & Deli
  • Saigon Restaurant
  • Salon 7 Nails Spa 121 LTD
  • Salon Rovina DBA Kess Hair & Skincare
  • Snip Snip Barber Shop
  • Stylish Patina
  • Suncres Inc.
  • Tea with Mrs. B, LLC
  • Thanh Truc Inc DBA Thanh Truc Restaurant
  • Thanh Van Restaurant Corporation
  • Thanh’s Video, Inc.
  • Thien My LLC
  • Thuy Trang Hair Salon
  • U.S. Penny & Coin Service Corp.
  • Va Mango Inc.
  • Vietnam Community Services
  • Washington Music Center
  • Wish Jewelers, Inc.

Requirements for Eligibility

The businesses must meet all the requirements listed here:

  1. The business must have been operating in the City of Falls Church for at least one year, as reported to the City on their business license.
  2. The business must be in good financial standing with the City of Falls Church tax payments and regulations as of February 2020.
  3. The business must have gross receipts of $50,000 to $500,000, as reported to the City on their business license.
  4. The primary business has experienced a decrease in gross income by at least 50% since 2019.
  5. The business must be in a business or commercial location, as reported to the City on their business license.
  6. The business must have fewer than 50 employees.
  7. The business must be a for-profit entity. 
  8. The primary business must be one of the following (as listed in Governor Northam’s Executive Order 53, directives 3, 4 and 6):
    • Dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, tasting room, or farmers market;
    • Theater, performing arts center, concert venue, museum, or other indoor entertainment center
    • Fitness center, gymnasium, recreation center, indoor sports facility, or indoor exercise facility; 
    • Beauty salon, barbershop, spa, massage parlor, tanning salon, tattoo shop, or any other personal care or personal grooming business; 
    • Racetrack or historic horse racing facility;
    • Bowling alley, skating rink, arcade, amusement park, trampoline park, fair, arts and craft facility, aquarium, zoo, escape room, or indoor shooting range;
    • Public or private social club;
    • Any other indoor public amusement;
    • Or a brick and mortar retail businesses whose primary revenues are derived from walk-in or in-person sales.

Which Businesses are Not Eligible?

  • Any business that does not meet all the requirements of items 1 through 8 above.
  • Businesses that are considered "essential" under Governor Northam’s Executive Order 53, including, but not limited to:
    • Grocery store, pharmacy, or other retailers that sell food and beverage products or pharmacy products, including dollar stores and department stores with grocery or pharmacy operations;
    • Medical, laboratory, and vision supply retailer
    • Electronic retailer that sells or services cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology;
    • Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailer or automotive repair facility;
    • Home improvement, hardware, building material, and building supply retailer;
    • Lawn and garden equipment retailer;
    • Beer, wine, or liquor store;
    • Retail function of a gas station or a convenience store;
    • Retail located within healthcare facilities;
    • Bank or other financial institutions with retail functions;
    • Pet and feed store;
    • Printing and office supply store;
    • Laundromat or dry cleaner;
    • Professional services/consulting/accounting/government contracting businesses, non-profit, home-based business, E-commerce, auto use, seasonable business, businesses whose primary product/service is oriented to age restricted customers such as vape shops;
    • Or franchise business (unless they are locally owned and operated), or corporate-owned locations, branches or subsidiaries.

Questions? Need More Information?

Contact the City of Falls Church Economic Development Office, edo@fallschurchva.gov.

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