FREDERICK, Md. – Applications are now being accepted for the Frederick County Small Business Grants Program, the latest in a series of grants to support local for-profit businesses and farms affected by the recent pandemic. Approximately $2.95 million will be awarded through the program. The goal of the program is to assist independently owned businesses with 50 or fewer employees that did not qualify or receive awards under earlier grant programs, which were often targeted to specific industries such as food service or hospitality and lodging.
To be eligible for a Small Business Grant, a business must be a commercial business or full-time farm located in Frederick County. A business must be open at the time of application; must own or lease a commercial space within the county; and must meet other eligibility requirements, such as length of time in business. The amount of the grant award will be determined by the number of eligible applications. Full details about the program are available at a www.discoverfrederickmd.com/news/business-grants. The website also includes answers to frequently asked questions, and instructions on how to navigate the application portal.
The deadline to apply for a Frederick County Small Business Grant is 3 p.m. Friday, June 25. Questions that cannot be answered by the website can be directed to OED@FrederickCountyMD.gov.
Since June 2020, Frederick County’s Office of Economic Development has awarded more than 2,000 grants totaling over $13.5 million to support the local economy.