Welcome! This Resource Center Is Here to Help

In March of 2020 our Northern Virginia Region faced an unprecedented crisis: near total shutdown. From entertainment to office buildings, every business was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  What followed has been business disruption and unemployment of historic proportions.

In response, our government and civic organization members banded together to provide resources that will accelerate Northern Virginia’s recovery from this crisis. Our goal is to help organizations of all sizes engage in business continuity, business recovery, worker training, and retraining.

This site is intended as a one-stop clearinghouse where business owners and workers alike will find the programs and information that will support their business continuity and/or economic recovery.

Download our Business Reopening Guidelines

About the Back to Work Leadership Task Force

2020 Back to Work Priorities
Read our letter to Governor Northam

The Northern Virginia Back to Work Leadership Task Force was created to provide a resource center for businesses and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before the economic crisis brought on by the spread of COVID-19, our region was facing a major talent shortage with 25,000 open jobs. Now, our region’s service industry workers in particular are facing rapid and widespread job loss. To be able to quickly get retrained and rehired will be critical to getting our economy running again.

Our member organizations each play a critical role in creating, attracting and retaining our world class work force. Working together we will reinforce our Northern Virginia economy and aid businesses and their workforce.

This project was funded in part by GO Virginia, a state-funded initiative that strengthens and diversifies Virginia's economy and fosters the creation of higher wage jobs in strategic industries.

Virginia Government

At Gov. Northam’s direction, the Virginia Department of Taxation extended the due date of payment of individual and corporate income taxes to June 1, 2020 (the filing date remained the same). Virginia Department of Taxation resources.
Virginia's Department of Health COVID-19 resources.

Chambers & Organizations

Resources for Businesses Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources

Counseling Resources

A full listing of Small Business Resources for Northern Virginia businesses including counseling & financing.

COVID-19 Resources

Counseling Resources

We've collated rich and detailed resource links, news, webinar recordings, and more to help our membership maintain business continuity.

COVID-19 Resources

NOVA Member Connector

GO Virginia

COVID-19 Resources

Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Resources

SBA Assistance Programs. Qualified SBA Lenders and Job Opportunities and Small Business Training Programs.

SBA Assistance

Career Center

NVTC's COVID-19 Resource Center provides the technology community with relevant and timely resources and content.

COVID-19 Resources

Virginia SBDC offers no-cost technical assistance to help create a strategy specific to your business.

COVID-19 Resources

Recovery Resource Center

Locations

Mason SBDC COVID-19 Resources has Grants and Loan Information, Resources list and a FAQs Page.

COVID-19 Resources

Grants and Loans

Virginia Career Works Centers assist employers develop the region's talent pipeline & provide recruitment services.

COVID-19 Resources

Workforce Development Alexandria

Arlington Employment Center

The Virginia Career Works Referral Portal connects Virginians to career, education and support resources.

COVID-19 Resources

Click below to keep you apprised of resources and solicitations being distributed daily. Email ptac@gmu.edu if you have any questions.

COVID-19 Resources

Additional Resources and Links

The Chamber ALX's COVID-19 page provides business operating information, webinars and other help resources.

COVID-19 Resources

The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership COVID-19 Resources page provides information on grant opportunities, business reopening information, disaster assistance, tax and regulatory change information, and more.

COVID-19 Resources

The Arlington Chamber COVID-19 Resource Center has information on reopening, recovery, and community connections.

COVID-19 Resources

The Arlington Economic Development

COVID-19 Resources

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Resources

The Business Resource Hub connects Fairfax County companies with resources to bridge the pandemic crisis.

COVID-19 Resources

Additional Resources

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce's Path Forward & Returning to Work.

COVID-19 Resources

Reston Back to Work

Resource link lists business resources from Federal, state and local agencies; some private resources too.

COVID-19 Resources

Additional Resources

Loudoun Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Resources

Support, programming and education to assist businesses coping with the impacts of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources

Loudoun Is Ready

Take Loudoun Home

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we've assembled the latest news and resources for businesses.

COVID-19 Resources

Consolidated information for businesses in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park

COVID-19 Resources

Members Helping Members

Visit Prince William County Economic Development to access current information regarding business resources and grants.

COVID-19 Resources

Prince William Resources

Business Resources/Programs

A full listing of Small Business Resources for Northern Virginia businesses including counseling & financing.

Fairfax Microloan Program

The Business Resource Hub connects Fairfax County companies with resources to bridge the pandemic crisis.

Small Business Resources

Resource link lists business resources from Federal, state and local agencies; some private resources too.

Small Business Resources

NVTC's COVID-19 Resource Center provides the technology community with relevant and timely resources and content.

Back to Work Resources

Visit Prince William County Economic Development to access current information regarding business resources and grants.

Small Business Grants

Virginia SBDC offers no-cost technical assistance to help create a strategy specific to your business.

Training Programs

To keep you apprised of resources and solicitations being distributed daily. Email ptac@gmu.edu if questions.

Counseling

Mason SBDC COVID-19 Resources has Grants and Loan Information, Resources list and a FAQs Page.

Mason Resources

Worker Education &

Retraining Programs for Job Seekers

Resource link lists business resources from Federal, state and local agencies; some private resources too.

Job Seeker Resources

Worker Education

Retraining Programs for Business

Resource link lists business resources from Federal, state and local agencies; some private resources too.

Business Resources

Entrepreneur Resources / Programs

The Business Resource Hub connects Fairfax County companies with resources to bridge the pandemic crisis.

Starting a Business

Resource link lists business resources from Federal, state and local agencies; some private resources too.

Entrepreneur Resources