GRANT Recipient Information

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Please watch these videos, available in English and Spanish, for step-by-step instructions on how to submit your GRANT Final Report. 


GRANT Report Deadline: 

  • All awardees signed the GRANT Agreement which requires each GRANT recipient to submit an electronic GRANT Final Report and provide supporting documentation.
  • The GRANT Final Report must be electronically submitted between Dec. 31, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021.

Eligible GRANT Expenses:

  • GRANT funds must be used for
    • Employee salary and benefits
    • Rent or mortgage expenses
    • Business capital and operating expenses directly related to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, including:
      • Retaining and/or supporting employees
      • Restoring financial resiliency
      • Addressing temporary COVID-19 related restrictions on business activity
      • Increasing technology capacity to enable alternative work forms
      • Creating new marketing campaigns
      • Revising business plans
      • Facility cleaning/restoration
    • No other uses are permitted
  • GRANT funds may not be used for costs or expenses already covered by: 
    • Any grant
    • Subsidized loan
    • Insurance policies of any type of coverage
    • Any federal reimbursement or relief program
  •   GRANT funds must be used by Dec. 31, 2020

Required Documentation:

  • Submitted with your GRANT Final Report, GRANT recipients must upload documentation of how the funds were spent
  • All receipts must be dated between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020
  • Expense documentation may include, but is not limited to:
    • Payroll filings
    • Check payments, including electronic and cancelled checks
    • Copies of receipts, including electronic receipts (e.g., Venmo, 4Square, Apple Wallet, etc.)  
    • ALL documentation should include the expenditure amount, vendor, and date of purchase
    • Please note: Invoices are not considered receipts. However, they can be used as justification for receipts
  • Cannot find your receipts?
    • Bank statements that contain vendor name, date, and time of purchase will be accepted
  • My receipts total more than my GRANT award, is that OK?
    • Yes, it is OK if your receipts exceed the amount of your GRANT award

Reporting for Closed Businesses:  

  • We are sorry to hear that you have closed your business. All GRANT recipients, including those who have closed, are required to complete a GRANT Final Report
  • If all GRANT funds have been spent on eligible expenses, the GRANT awardee will not be required to return funds

Unused Funds 

  • All unused GRANT funds must be returned to the Arlington County Industrial Development Authority, as contained in your signed GRANT guidelines.
  • Please submit a request for assistance and staff will assist you with this process


  • The IRS offered guidance indicating that Small Business GRANTS are taxable
  • Per IRS Form 1099-G, Arlington County must report amounts of taxable grants of $600 or more to recipients that are businesses (Box 6)
  • Arlington County will issue Form 1099-G to all GRANT awardees

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please check out the instructional videos above or submit a request for assistance and staff will respond to you directly.

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