For many small business owners, the past 18 months have been incredibly challenging. Small business owners have been juggling a lot — from ensuring the safety of customers and employees to adjusting business models to comply with social distancing measures.
It’s no doubt that these 18 months have been incredibly disruptive for many small businesses. BizLaunch is here to help with the Small Business GRANT 2.0 program.
The Small Business GRANT 2.0 will provide direct financial assistance to small businesses struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide a total of $2 million in immediate funds to businesses and nonprofits. The program focuses on industries most affected by the governor’s stay-at-home orders and those that have not previously received state or federal funding.
The GRANT 2.0 program will begin accepting online applications from eligible businesses on Oct. 6, 2021. Applications close on Oct. 20, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Eligible businesses include:
- Businesses or nonprofits in the following industry sectors:
- Arts and entertainment
- Child care
- Hotel and accommodations
- Personal services
- Restaurants and food service (including food trucks)
- Businesses whose primary location is in Arlington County
- Businesses that operate from a physical brick-and-mortar building in a commercially zoned area
- Businesses with a current 2021 Arlington business license and that are current on their tax obligations
- Businesses whose staff is fully vaccinated or follow COVID-19 testing protocols will receive special consideration.
After the application period closes, 200 eligible businesses will be randomly selected and awarded a $10,000 grant. The grant can be used for salary and benefits and other business capital and operating expenses related to the impacts of COVID-19.
More information about the program can be found at www.arlingtongrant.com, and you can sign up for our newsletter to be notified when the program opens.
Regardless of GRANT 2.0 eligibility, Arlington businesses can access BizLaunch resources, including ReLaunch, consultations and our Marketing Toolkit. For more information about BizLaunch, visit www.bizlaunch.org.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village