Frederick County Business Grants

Business Grants

For additional resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19, please visit the Office of Economic Development webpage:
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Grant Program

Restaurant and Food Service Relief Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to licensed Frederick County food and beverage providers impacted negatively by restrictions on indoor dining capacity as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, as well as licensed wineries, breweries and distilleries

Questions about the grant program can be emailed to the Office of Economic Development.

Current Food Service Grant Program

Due to additional funding of $1.2M from the State of Maryland, Frederick County will be providing a 2nd round of restaurant and food service grants. 

The application period will open at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7th 2021 and will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13th 2021. Those businesses who have received a previous food service grant do not need to reapply and will automatically be awarded a 2nd round grant. 

Food service businesses that did not apply during the 1st round will need to submit an application which will be available on this website . The program is open to Businesses that fall into one of these categories are eligible:

Dine-In seated food service
Carry-Out food service only
Craft beverage
Non-seasonal Food truck
Bakery with commercial space
Caterer with commercial space

Questions about the program can be directed to OED email

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