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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Calvert County COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Relief Fund Grant Round Two


The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces Round Two of the COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund Grant to provide assistance to local for-profit and nonprofit businesses that have experienced adverse financial impacts or expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The county government will continue to distribute grant funding to businesses and nonprofits providing services in Calvert County that meet criteria from the original federal allotment of $1.25 million for businesses and $500,000 for nonprofits. The grant may be used for expenditures related to business interruption or unusual expenses incurred due to the public health emergency. Repayment is not required for any funds received through the grant program and eligibility criteria is less restrictive than in Round One.

Entities that received funding in Round One are not eligible to reapply in Round Two; however, any organization that was denied in Round One is encouraged to revisit criteria for this round to determine eligibility.

Business owners and executive directors interested in receiving a grant are encouraged to review the new eligibility criteria and application requirements online at beginning Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Those interested in applying are also encouraged to create a user name and password prior to the application period.

The grant application opens Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at noon and will remain open until Aug. 19, 2020, at 11:59 a.m. Closing date is subject to change based on the number of applications received.

The relief program is funded through the Maryland Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Questions may be emailed to For business assistance, call the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583. For nonprofit assistance, call the Department of Community Resources at 410-535-1600, ext. 8803.

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