Carroll County has secured grant funds from the Maryland Department of Commerce through the Maryland Relief Act of 2021. Over one million dollars has been allocated to assist Carroll County restaurants, lodging establishments and nonprofits who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Carroll County restaurants and caterers have been earmarked to receive $612,281 of these funds to help offset the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses which apply for the grant program:
Full time equivalent employees (FTE)** 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:
UPON GRANT AWARD:
Submit a COMPLETE AND ACCURATE application with all required supporting documentation below (starting Tuesday April 20 at 12 noon and ending on Friday April 30 at 4:00pm). It is imperative that all applicants ensure the accuracy of their legal name, FEIN, email address and physical 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 on screen and email notification confirming receipt of their application. If you do not receive this message your application has not been sent or received (please check your junk/spam folders). 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. General questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants will be awarded based on the priority guidance and demonstration of need. This is not a first-come first-serve grant.