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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Four RELIEF Act Grant Programs are Now Open!

Washco Relief Grant

Applications for the four RELIEF Act grant programs in Washington County, Maryland are now open. Businesses can apply via the online portal under the Economic Recovery section at www.washcorises.net

Please refer to the specific grant application for contact information and answers to questions regarding eligibility criteria or required documentation. Applicants will have two weeks beginning at 8:00 a.m. on May 3, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021, to complete and submit an application for consideration. Funding is extremely limited and may ultimately result in approval on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

  • Accommodations Providers Grant - will award a maximum of up to $25,000 per applicant and funds can be used for normal operations costs, purchase of PPE, sanitation services and any costs to sustain the business.  
  • Food and Beverage Providers Grant - will award a maximum of up to $12,000 per applicant and can be used for working capital, purchase of equipment to expand capacity and seating, infrastructure improvements, purchase of PPE, purchase of disposable food containers and utensils, sanitation costs and any other costs to sustain your business. 
  • Online Sales and Teleworking Grant - will award up to $5,000 per applicant and will provide assistance in expanding e-commerce services or to provide teleworking opportunities for your employees. 
  • Nonprofit Recovery Grant - The Nonprofit Recovery Grant will award up to $25,000 per applicant and can be used for normal operating costs, purchase of PPE, and other costs to sustain your nonprofit business.  

For additional questions, please email the Department of Business Development at RiseUp@WashCo-MD.net.

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