Local Government Programs to help small businesses
On April 29, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced more than $8 million in additional support for the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants Program. Award notifications have begun and will continue through May 8, 2020. See: https://dmped.dc.gov/
Arlington County has a special Arlington Small Business Emergency GRANT (Giving Resiliency Assets Near Term) Program that will offer competitive grants of up to $10K to Arlington companies that have been directly affected by COVID-19.
The Fairfax County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Fund will provide eligible businesses up to $20,000 at 0% interest that can be used for critical operating expenses to offset some of the impact of the shutdown.
It will assist businesses in identifying optimal federal or local programs where additional relief may be available. Applications are accepted since April 28.
The Local Production Fund will provide small and medium-sized manufacturers/producers with the working capital necessary to make and provide COVID-related items, such as face shields, medical supplies and other items deemed to be essential.
Many Maryland funding programs are now closed, others are still listed such as:
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) is requesting heritage tourism nonprofits to apply for emergency operating matching grants of up to $20,000.
The Maryland Agricultural Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) has launched the Pandemic Adjustment Loan Fund Program to help Maryland’s food and fiber producers, harvesters, and primary processors adjust to business disruptions.
The Maryland Business Relief Wizard is a tool that can help Maryland businesses quickly identify the state and federal relief resources they may be eligible to receive.
The Comité Tricolore Restaurant and Food Industry Forum Update
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