Fairfax City Awards Coronavirus Grants To 150 Small Businesses

Mark Hand

FAIRFAX CITY, VA — Every Fairfax City small business that applied for a coronavirus grant from the city and met the minimum eligibility requirements will receive one, Fairfax City’s Economic Development Authority said Monday.

The grants, called ReConnected Grants, totaled $1 million and were awarded to the more than 150 eligible businesses that applied. The grant program was made possible by the funds allocated to Fairfax City from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Roughly 70 percent of the businesses are minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned businesses, the city said.

"The City and the EDA remain committed to supporting as many businesses as possible and this program does just that,” Christopher Bruno, Fairfax City Economic Development director, said Monday in a statement.

Each business will receive a grant of at least $5,000 to reimburse expenses incurred during the coronavirus crisis or develop new products. About a quarter of the businesses will receive an additional $5,000 for establishing innovative or creative new best practices and techniques to adapt to the state's mandatory compliance measures. The names of those businesses will be announced during the week of Aug. 17.

After entering into a grant agreement, businesses will be eligible to submit reimbursement requests for items and activities such as creating new marketing campaigns; purchasing new protective equipment and cleaning supplies; hiring specialized sanitization services; reconfiguring space to comply with social distancing guidelines; supporting a portion of employee salaries; and reimbursing businesses for eligible expenses occurred during the initial shutdown

“Our business has struggled immensely during COVID-19. The ReConnected grant will help facilitate the process of rebuilding our business so we can effectively operate while doing our part to ensure the safety of our customers and employees," Michelle McCrady of BACINI Photography said in a statement.

The Fairfax City businesses that received a ReConnected grant are:

  • 29 Diner

  • A to Z Dental Studio

  • Access Physical Therapy

  • Ace Chiropractic Clinic, Inc.

  • Affectionate Pet Care

  • Alliant Studios, Inc.

  • Alterna Wellness Centers, Inc.

  • ANET Services LLC

  • Artin's Shoe Repair

  • Auto Body World, Inc.

  • BACINI Photography

  • Baskin Robbins

  • Bella Esthetics LLC

  • Belleza Lase, LLC

  • Bellissimo Restaurant

  • Better Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture

  • Bliss Nail Inc.

  • BOAS Promotion

  • Breakers FV LLC

  • Carola Myers Makeup & Hair Artists LLC

  • Charly's Watch and Clock Shop

  • Che C. Rogers, Attorney and Counselor at Law

  • Chi Whan Chung DDS

  • Cinema Arts Theatre

  • City Cleaners

  • CJ Haircuts LLC

  • COAM Dool LLC

  • COAM Set LLC

  • Commonwealth Law Counsel

  • Corner Coffee House

  • Cox, Matthews and Associates, Inc.

  • DC Dance Sport Academy LLC

  • Declieu Coffee & Sandwich

  • Ecology Mir Group

  • Elegance Nails

  • Elite Barber LLC

  • EMA Taekwondo

  • EmbroidMe Fairfax

  • Eminence Jewelers

  • Empower Chiropractic

  • Epicure Café

  • Epiphany Pilates LLC

  • Excel Rehabilitation

  • Exotica Florist, Inc.

  • Fair Oaks BP

  • Fairfax Chiropractic

  • Fairfax Chiropractic and Rehab, Inc.

  • Fairfax Deli

  • Fairfax Fine Violins

  • Fairfax Fitness

  • Fairfax Gymnastics Academy

  • Fairfax Kitchen and Bath, Inc.

  • Fairfax Nutrition Corner LLC

  • Fairfax Sports Chiropractic & Rehab

  • Fairfax Towing & Recovery LLC

  • Fancy Grooming

  • Far Beyond LLC

  • Far East Trading Co, Inc.

  • Fencing Sports Academy, Inc.

  • Flower N Florist

  • Forever Communications, Inc.

  • Forte Hair Studio LLC

  • Four Seasons Acupuncture & Wellness

  • Games and Comics Pair O Dice

  • Grace Oak Beauty Salon Inc.

  • Green Tree Appraiser

  • Greenway Building & Design Services LLC

  • H Wave Learning LLC

  • Hair Suite LLC

  • Han and Associates PLLC

  • Happy Dental Lab

  • Harold Law Firm

  • Have-A-Bite, Inc.

  • Heaven Nail & Spa

  • High Side

  • Hilltop Cleaners

  • Huntington Learning Center of Fairfax

  • Indus Salon & Boutique

  • International Computing Systems, Inc.

  • International Title & Escrow, Inc.

  • iSmile of Fairfax PLLC

  • Masala Wok

  • John S. K. Hsu DDS and Virginia J. Chin DDS

  • Jordan Design-Build Group LLC

  • Joy Unlimited

  • Kama Hair Salon

  • Kims Auto World Inc.

  • Kim's Pho

  • Lash Me by Hayley

  • Legend Barber

  • LEX Home Health Care

  • Lord Fairfax Cleaners, Inc.

  • Lubrano of Fair City Mall, Inc.

  • Mara Hair and Mode Studio

  • MC NAILS

  • Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies

  • Mini Museum

  • Modern Nails and Face, Inc.

  • Moon School of Music

  • Nanda Enterprises Inc. Fairfax Circle Liberty

  • NeuroSound Music Therapy LLC

  • New Looks, Inc.

  • Organic Nail Bar

  • Outlaw Towing LLC

  • Pacers Fairfax LLC

  • Patriot Contracting LLC

  • Patriots Pub & Grill

  • Pell Bros, Inc.

  • Pet Lovers Animal Hospital

  • Pho4Ever

  • Phoenix Home Services, Inc.

  • Physicians Weight Loss Centers

  • PJ Skidoos

  • Posh Nails and Spa

  • Priale & Racine PLLC

  • Printing Ideas, Inc.

  • Pure Performance, Inc.

  • Qdoba Mexican Grill

  • Quality Auto Body and Paint LLC

  • Rise and Shine Preschool

  • Rita's of Fairfax

  • Room Escape DC

  • Sage Bridal

  • Salon Simis & Spa

  • Sewell Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Sharon Hair Town

  • SK Expo Cleaner LLC

  • Smoothie King 0373

  • Sun & Moon Yoga Studio

  • Sundog Productions LLC

  • Tandoori Nights Fairfax

  • Tender Touch Health Care Services LLC

  • The Auld Shebeen

  • The Family Barber Shop LLC

  • The Old Firestation #3

  • The Rodriguez Law Group PC

  • The Standard Barbershop

  • The Thomas Law Office

  • Tigereye TaeKwonDo

  • Total Concept

  • Tots N Us Childrens Academy

  • U.S. Care LLC

  • University Sunoco

  • VECTARE, Inc.

  • Visual Health Doctors of Optometry

  • Vivadent, Inc.

  • Way Family Dentistry

  • William T Clothiers

  • Woodys Ice Cream

  • Yes Auto Services

  • Young's Cleaners

  • Your Next Jump LLC

  • ZHA Architects, PC

This article originally appeared on the Fairfax City Patch