Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund Details

last revised 01/05/21 at 5:39 pm

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund

Please fill out the form below to apply for the Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Grant Relief Fund offered by the Maryland Department of Commerce.

Small Businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 50 employees and annual revenues less than $5 million are eligible for grants to cover three months of cash operating expenses up to $10,000.

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  1. Grants up to $10,000 not to exceed 3 months of cash operating expenses for Maryland businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 with 50 or fewer employees.

  2. Must be established prior to March 9, 2020.

  3. Business must be in good standing.

  4. Applicants must have employees on their payroll for whom they have had payroll taxes withheld (i.e. W-2 employees).

  5. Annual Revenues of the business or nonprofit not to exceed $5 million as evidenced by Financial Statement or other financial documentation.

  6. Business or nonprofit is expected to seek longer term funding through its bank, SBA, or other source.

  7. Eligible uses include: working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations.

  8. The business or nonprofit must demonstrate financial stress or disrupted operations, which may include but are not limited to:

    • Notices from tenants closing operations and not paying rent caused by loss of income.
    • Notice of inability to make loan payments due to reduced sales, suspended operations.
    • Increased cost related to COVID-19 prevention measures.
    • Notice of disrupted supply network leading to shortage of critical inventory or materials.
    • Other circumstances subject to review on a case by case basis.


Contact Information

Commerce COVID-19 Assistance