Applications opened Wednesday for Fairfax County's PIVOT recovery grants, aimed to help business types most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $25 million grant program approved by the Board of Supervisors will take applications from qualifying businesses through 11:59 p.m. on July 9. Businesses in the following categories can apply: food Service (including food trucks); retail, services and amusements; arts organizations, museums, and historical sites; and lodging. According to patch.com, "The grants will provide businesses with capital for operations and to sustain business sectors. Businesses must be located in Fairfax County, including the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton. There must be a commercial storefront, and no home-based or online-only businesses will be considered. Businesses must be open or temporarily closed, planning to reopen by Aug. 31, 2021, and have a valid Business and Professional License from the county." As per patch.com, "The grand administrator will be the Latino Economic Development Center, which has experience in supporting small businesses and nonprofits in many sectors, as well as administering large-scale grant programs and providing technical assistance and capital financing. The county's 2020 COVID-19 small business grant program provided $52.5 million in grants to 4,804 applicants, 72 percent of which were women-owned, minority-owned, or veteran-owned businesses."