This page contains a collection of small business funding programs offered by our partners and external sources.

Important – We (Mason SBDC) do not manage, have additional information, or issue any of grants/funding listed on this page. Please contact the programs directly for questions and be sure to conduct due diligence prior to committing to the resources.

Financing Programs (Partners)

City of Manassas and Manassas Park ELEVATE Program

ELEVATE helps residents by providing training programs, support services, and career assistance so they can get and keep today’s in-demand jobs. It helps businesses train incumbent workers and identify the best new hires. ELEVATE is a valuable network of workforce development and education partners to strengthen our communities today and prepare them for the future. Please find more information here.

Façade Improvement Grant (FIG)

Along with the Landscape Improvement Grant (LIG), these grants enhance the streetscape and improve the appearance of buildings in designated areas. These reimbursement-based cash grants can fund up to 33% of the cost of making exterior renovations and repairs. Learn more on the Manassas website.

Landscape Improvement Grant (LIG)

Along with the Façade Improvement Grant (FIG), these grants enhance the streetscape and improve the appearance of buildings in designated areas. These reimbursement-based cash grants can fund up to 33% of the cost of making exterior renovations and repairs. Learn more on the Manassas website.

Economic Opportunity Fund

New and expanding businesses may qualify for a cash grant to offset costs like site acquisition, construction or renovations, permitting fees or relocation costs. These grants come with limited restrictions and are designed to allow you to apply them where your business needs them most. To learn more about this fund, visit the Manassas website.

THRIVE Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program

THRIVE will provide up to 600 small businesses coaching and targeted consulting valued up to $10,000. Must have one or more location(s), including the principal place of business, in Fairfax County. Fairfax County includes the Towns of Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton. To learn more, visit their website here or use the following link: https://www.ledcmetro.org/thrivegrant

ELEVATE Program

The award-winning ELEVATE program has returned and will run from March 2022 through October 2024. The program offers a job portal for employers as well as low-cost solutions to train current employees to meet competitive market standards. Read more here.

The Community Business Partnership (CBP) is lending money to promising small businesses that are unable to secure financing through traditional means. They provide financing and share knowledge though the Community Business Partnership family of business assistance providers.

CBP Enterprise Loan Fund

This fund aims to help start ups and established small businesses seeking capital to grow and expand their operations. To be eligible, prospective applicants must participate in a brief application intake and pre-submission counseling session.  Documents for closing include bank statements and other documentation to gauge risk. Please find more information here.

Fairfax County Microloan Fund

This funding was created by the Fairfax County Supervisors for businesses seeking financing that they cannot establish through traditional means. To learn more about eligibility, fund uses, rates, terms, and costs, please visit the Community Business Partnership website.

NOVA Technology Loan Fund

The NOVA Technology Loan Fund is designed to help minority/people of color entrepreneurs in the technology industry located in Northern Virginia who are suffering substantial economic injury because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

It is a revolving loan fund initially funded through donations made by Freedom Bank and Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).
 
Please learn more about the eligibility requirements, terms and conditions here.
 
Helping Hands Loan Fund
 
The Helping Hands Loan Fund is targeted to help low-to-moderate income individuals attain self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship. This fund has the potential to help individuals, especially women, develop self-sufficiency through micro-enterprise development, which then helps to boost the local economy. The main uses for this loan are purchases of equipment, purchases of inventory, and hiring of support. Spending the money on other startup expenses is also encouraged. Please learn more about the eligibility requirements, terms and conditions here.
 
KP Bailey’s Crossroads/Culmore Microloan Fund
 
The KP Bailey’s Crossroads Microloan Fund is designed to help entrepreneurs in the Bailey’s Crossroads area in Northern Virginia. This is a loan fund that is funded by Kaiser Permanente.
 
This fund is available ONLY to small businesses and entrepreneurial individuals in these Fairfax County neighborhoods.
 
Additionally, technical training and counseling assistance will be provided to loan recipients and entrepreneurial residents in that neighborhood to become financially viable.
 
This fund will be administered by the Community Business Partnership, Inc (CBP).
 
Please learn more about the eligibility requirements, terms and conditions here.