More than ever, Carroll County remains committed to supporting our small businesses, the backbone of our community. To date, with local funding, Carroll County has provided nearly $900,000 in grants to 720 small businesses, sole proprietors and home-based businesses.
Carroll County has secured additional grant money from the federal government through the Carroll County Coronavirus Relief Fund Plan (CRF Plan). Four million dollars has been allocated to assist small businesses and nonprofits who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Carroll Rebound” program will provide grant funding for businesses demonstrating need to help offset the financial losses as a result of the pandemic.
Business focus will be on:
Businesses which apply for the grant program:
Full time employees* are counted as working 30+ hours per week. Accordingly, grants will be awarded as follows:
* – The calculation of full-time equivalent (FTE) is an employee’s scheduled hours divided by the employer’s hours for a full-time workweek. For example, an employer has a 30-hour workweek, employees who are scheduled to work 30+ hours per week are 1.0 FTE. Employees scheduled to work 15 hours per week are 0.5 FTE.
ELIGIBLE FUND USES include the following:
INELIGIBLE FUND USES include the following:
NOTE: The grant may be used as a reimbursement for eligible past expenses made after March 1, 2020 that meet requirements. Documentation of expenses and paid invoices must be submitted to request reimbursement.
Businesses may only receive one Carroll Rebound CRF grant. Businesses who have received previous local, state or federal COVID-19 financial support are eligible to receive the Carroll Rebound grant. The application and all documentation must be submitted online. Applications will be accepted beginning June 24, 2020 at 3pm and ending August 31, 2020 at 5pm.
Grants will be awarded based on need as described and documented in the application and not first-come, first-served until funding is exhausted.
UPON GRANT AWARD:
Submit a COMPLETE AND ACCURATE application with all required supporting documentation below. It is imperative that all applicants ensure the accuracy of their legal name and address when completing and signing their application, and subsequent forms. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application will prevent you from receiving a grant award.
GRANT APPLICATION REVIEW:
Applicants will receive an email notification confirming receipt of their application. If you do not receive this message your application has not been sent or received. If an incomplete application is received, the applicant will be notified of the issue and asked to submit the missing required information.
If you need assistance with assessing your eligibility or compiling the needed documents for your application, we advise that you consult with your financial or legal advisers. Email questions to email@example.com.
If you do not meet Carroll Rebound grant eligibility, please check the Maryland Relief Wizard for other potential funding opportunities. Also, the Carroll County Health Department is soliciting interested applicants who meet the criteria for reimbursement under the CARES Act, CRF Fund for limited Personal Protective Equipment supplies.