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Grant programs launching for Maryland restaurants impacted by COVID-19
By Amanda Winters /
November 06, 2020

Restaurants across Maryland that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will soon have a new resource available.

As part of Governor Hogan’s latest $250 million relief package, the Maryland Department of Commerce will be disbursing $50 million across each county and Baltimore City based on the number of restaurant establishments located in each.

With this funding, each of the local jurisdictions will launch their own grant programs for restaurants. Direct relief is suggested to be used for rent, payroll, infrastructure improvements, PPE, and technology upgrades, but final criteria will be decided by each of the jurisdictions. To find out how much is being allocated to each county and Baltimore City, click here.

The majority of restaurant programs are being set up by county economic development offices. For additional questions, please contact

Additional funding has also been announced for independent artists, arts organizations, Arts & Entertainment managers, entertainment venues, Main Street businesses, tourism nonprofits, and more. 

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For even more information on COVID-19 resources, visit the Maryland Business Express 


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