There is still funding available for businesses in most counties through the Maryland Small Business Covid-19 RELIEF Grant Program. The Maryland Department of Commerce will soon reopen the application portal so these businesses will have one final chance to apply for this grant.
The RELIEF Act of 2021 required that Commerce, to the best of its ability, disburse funds proportionately based on population, and at this time applications from most counties are underrepresented.
PLEASE NOTE: They will NOT be accepting new applications from businesses in Howard, Montgomery, Washington, or Wicomico Counties at this time because those four counties are fully subscribed and their portion of the grant funding has been exhausted. Geographic diversity among grant recipients is required by the RELIEF Act of 2021.
Eligible businesses should apply, and we ask our partners to help us spread the word and send out this information to your contacts and networks. This will be the last chance for businesses to apply for this funding.
Please note that the RELIEF Act requires that the funds go to businesses that primarily do not collect the sales and use tax. More details on the specific requirements of this grant program can be found here.
The application portal will close again at 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2021.