To access a pre-recorded webinar that took place on August 4th 2020, on how to complete and submit an application, call one of the corresponding numbers listed below:
- For business assistance, call the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583.
- For nonprofit assistance, call the Department of Community Resources at 410-535-1600, ext. 8803.
Business owners interested in receiving a grant are encouraged to review eligibility criteria and application requirements online beginning Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Those interested in applying are encouraged to create a user name and password prior to the application period. Interested business owners may also send an email to email@example.com.
The COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Relief Fund grant provides limited financial relief to local businesses that have experienced significant economic hardship or unusual expenses because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. In our first round of grant funding, which closed June 24, we received more than 250 applications from Calvert County’s sole proprietors, micro- and small-business owners and 44 applications from nonprofit organizations.
We are currently preparing to open the portal for a second round of grant applications in the following increments:
Sole proprietor: $1,500
Micro Business (1-15 employees): $5,000
Small Business (16-50 employees): $7,000
Nonprofit Relief: Up to $10,000
Nonprofit Assistance: Up to $5,000
Nonprofit Grass Roots: Up to $1,500
Both for-profit small businesses with commercial locations in Calvert County and nonprofit organizations serving Calvert County are eligible. The grant may be used for expenses related to business interruption or due to the public health emergency. Repayment is not required for any funds received. If you applied in the first round but were ineligible due to employee count or inability to demonstrate at least 50% of combined revenue loss and expenses, requirements in the second round will be less restrictive.
The application portal is now open to receive applications and will be available through 11:59 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Closing date is subject to change based on the number of applications received.)