Alexandria Emergency Support Grant Program


An important part of our COVID-19 recovery framework goals is to ensure that businesses thrive, everyone has access to their basic needs, and the city of Alexandria can make long-term investments for the future. The Alexandria Community Access and Emergency Support Grant Program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) is a project built upon findings from the City’s 2021 Emergency Bridge Pilot Program.

Recognizing nonprofits have deep, trusted relationships with community members, ACT for Alexandria is working in collaboration with the Department of Community & Human Services to ensure that ongoing resource needs are met through the provision of tangible aid for individuals. This includes, but is not limited to gift cards, transportation assistance, childcare, eviction prevention, and rental assistance. For the first round of funding, 13 organizations were selected to use this funding to support and address the ongoing needs of Alexandrians.

The Department of Treasury has identified approved expenditure categories and these funds allow us to address the negative economic impact of the pandemic. These categories include Medical Expenses, Food, Rent, Mortgage and Utility Aid, Eviction Assistance, Job Training Assistance, and Other Economic Support. This grant program will be offered three times in six month increments to respond to the changing and evolving needs of community members.

The Emergency Support Grant program will have a second round of funding that will launch on September 12, 2022. Applications will be due on October 3, 2022. Grant decisions will be made in early November 2022.

Our Grantees

  • African Communities Together​
  • Christ Church​
  • EnDependence Center of Northern Virginia​
  • Friends of Guest House​
  • Grace Episcopal Church​
  • Inova Health Care Services​
  • Nueva Vida, Inc.​​
  • Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church​​
  • Old Presbyterian House​​
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary Conference​​
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church​​
  • The Salvation Army Capital Area Command​​
  • Wesley Housing​​

For assistance in creating an account with ACT’s Grant Management System (Foundant) or questions about the grant program, please contact Aaliyah Kerr at or (703)739–7778.

This program is being supported by the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds award number 21.027 awarded by the City of Alexandria, Virginia by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


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