Email from Fairfax County Chairman on 5/13/20 stated:
"Board approves Fairfax RISE Grant Program
What happened? Yesterday, the Board voted to create at new $25 million grant program, Fairfax RISE, to provide immediate relief assistance to small businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19. The Board hopes to help small businesses and non-profits remain in business and address gaps that may exist in federal funding.
Who can apply? Criteria is primarily based on an organization's size, location, and time in operation. You can read more here.
When will the program open? Early June. You can sign up to be notified when the application opens here.
Anything else? At least 30% of the program's funds will be allocated to minority-, veteran-, and women-owned businesses. Historically these kinds of businesses have faced difficulty obtaining financing."
SO WHO WILL GET THE $25,000,000?
If you want to know what businesses are going to get a piece of the $25M,
send a public record request to FOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov
asking for a report of what companies got COVID Welfare Money & the amount they got.
This $25M probably wont be distribute until mid to late June, and I dont know if a previous COVID Corporate Welfare Fund has been drained. So wait until mid to Late June to submit our request.