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. For the second round, 12 organizations were selected (listed below).

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 in a six month increment to respond to the changing and evolving needs of community members.

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Our Grantees (Second Round)

  • African Communities Together
  • ALIVE!
  • Ayuda
  • Christ Church
  • EnDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV)
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • Old Presbyterian Meeting House
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary Conference
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
  • Together We Bake
  • Washington Street UMC

Our Grantees (First Round)

  • 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​​

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