Gazelle Grant

Arlington Economic Development's Gazelle Grant is designed to be a deal-closing incentive program for fast-growing or "gazelle" technology companies. The Gazelle Grant program offers a grant of $10,000 to $150,000 for select technology companies and tech catalyst organizations like business incubators, accelerators and venture funds.

The program is backed by an economic development incentive fund of $1 million. The goal of this program is to build on Arlington's efforts to diversify the local economy by attracting technology companies in high-growth sectors like cybersecurity, data analytics, and robotics.

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Eligibility Criteria

To qualify, your company must:

  • Be a growing, for-profit technology company or tech catalyst organization with proven business and financial success;
  • Be a company new to Arlington or an existing Arlington company with at least 30% job growth over a three-year performance period;
  • Commit to at least a three-year office lease in Arlington with a move-in date in the next 12 months; and
  • Show proven capital-raising ability.


How to Apply

Contact Arlington Economic Development's Director of Business Investment, Marian Marquez, by email or phone, 703-228-0807, to discuss your interest. Following a conversation to determine eligibility, an application will be sent to your company for completion.


Snapshot of the Process

Grant ProcessGazelle Grant in the News

Arlington is giving $1M to tech firms (Washington Business Journal)

Incentivize Arlington (The Arlington Connection)

The Gazelle Grant is looking to get tech companies moving to Arlington ( DC)


Recent Gazelle Grant Recipients

Axios is an online platform that publishes news articles and information about politics, business and healthcare sectors.

Higher Logic offers a community engagement platform that allows organizations to bring people together to foster collaboration.

Phone2Action offers a digital advocacy and engagement software that enables organizations to connect supporters and other stakeholders with elected officials.

Stardog is a big data company whose platform lets you query, search and analyze enterprise data, wherever it is, using scalable, cutting-edge knowledge graph technology.

VideoBlocks by Storyblocks is a subscription-based digital media content company that offers a one-stop shop for stock media.


Contact Info

To learn more about the Gazelle Grant program and other programs that support technology companies, please contact:

Marian Marquez, Director, Business Investment Group

[email protected]

(703) 228-0807


*Recipients of Gazelle Grant funds undergo a thorough vetting process. A company's application, business plan, and financials are reviewed and assessed by Arlington Economic Development and a third-party financial organization. The Arlington County Board has final approval over recipient selection. Once selected, grant recipients must sign a performance agreement and provide annual performance reports. Grant monies are subject to performance-driven claw backs.

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