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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits and Businesses in
Eligible Areas for Support During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Frederick County Government

Deadline Date:

06/05/20 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations and businesses in eligible locations for support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to assist local for-profit businesses, nonprofits, farmers, and sole proprietors (with commercial space) that have experienced significant financial loss caused directly or indirectly by the health crisis. Eligible applicants are located in Frederick County. Grants may be used to reimburse the costs of business interruption caused by the required business closures.

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GrantWatch ID#: 190012

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Full-Time Farmer Grants: $6,000
Small Business Grants: $10,000
Micro-Business Grants: $3,300

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


Full-Time Farmer Grants: Full-time farmers who have earned the majority of their gross income (51% or greater) from farming over the past 2 years qualify.

Small Business Grants: Businesses with physical commercial space and with 10-50 employees, full or part-time. Businesses can be for-profit or nonprofit.

Micro-Business Grants: Businesses with 1-9 employees, including business owner. Employees can be W-2 or 1099 employees of a for-profit or nonprofit business, including sole proprietors. Micro Businesses must have physical commercial space to qualify.

National retail chains and restaurants and homebased businesses are not eligible for the grants

Pre-Application Information:

Grants applications will open at 7:00 am, on May 28, 2020, and will close at 11:59 pm, on June 5, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online (from May 28):

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Frederick County Government
12 E. Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Frederick County

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