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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Direct Relief for Restaurants and Hotel and Lodging Grant

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Direct Relief for Restaurants Grant

The Direct Relief for Restaurants Grant program will award a total of $811,338 in individual grants up to a maximum of $20,000 each. This grant program is designed to assist local restaurants with operating expenses such as rent/mortgage payments, payroll, utilities, purchase of equipment and services to expand outdoor dining through physical improvements including tents, heaters, warmers, and carts, sanitization services, PPE purchases, technology to support carryout and delivery, and infrastructure improvements, including HVAC system upgrades. 

Hotel and Lodging Grant

The Hotel and Lodging Grant program will award a total of $581,461. The award amount will be determined based on the hotel room capacity. Criteria of grant qualifications include a minimum requirement of 10 sleeping rooms for a hotel establishment (hotel, motel, inn, lodging business) or a minimum of 5 sleeping rooms for a Bed and Breakfast. 

Where to Apply

Applications will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, or until funds have been exhausted. Applications will be accepted electronically and can be downloaded at www.washcorises.net. Details for submission are stated on the application. The website also provides guidelines, application instructions, and answers frequently asked questions

Due to limited funding, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to email their completed application to riseup@washco-md.net or to drop it off at the County Administration Building.

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