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2022 Nonprofit Sustainability Grant Applications Open Through August 26

Updated: Aug 8


The 2022 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Nonprofit Sustainability Grant program assists nonprofits experiencing negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant opportunity, developed by Fairfax County, may provide one-time funding assistance of up to $75,000 (depending on the organization size) for local nonprofits who provide critical safety net services – including housing and financial stability. These grants are intended to help qualified organizations to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and remain sustainable partners in serving our community.

To be eligible, organizations must:

  • Be 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations; AND

  • Provide services to Fairfax County residents in one or more of the following categories: Financial Stability, Food and Nutrition, Health, Literacy/Educational Development Attainment, Housing, Positive Behaviors/Healthy Relationships, and Support/Community/Social Networks; AND

  • Focus on primarily serving people who are more vulnerable to self-sufficiency problems, including people with limited income; immigrants and refugees; people with disabilities; and people who are historically subject to disparate access to opportunities.

Grant amounts vary by the size of the organization:

  • Less than 1 full-time equivalent employee - $10,000

  • 1 to 10 full-time equivalent employees - $25,000

  • 11 to 25 full-time equivalent employees - $50,000

  • Greater than 25 full-time equivalent employees - $75,000

This grant program is administered by the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. Information and applications are available online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/nonprofit-sustainability-grant-program. Applications must be submitted by Friday, August 26, 2022.


For assistance or additional information about the program please email NCSARPA@fairfaxcounty.gov or phone 703-324-2155, TTY 711.

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