The Montgomery County Council today approved emergency legislation to establish a new Public Health Emergency Grant Program to respond to the significant financial hardship facing many County residents and businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council’s special appropriation for this program is $20 million.
This program authorizes grants to local for-profit or non-profit businesses that have their principal place of business in Montgomery County and employ 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.
The maximum grant for financial losses due to a public health emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, is $75,000. This bill also authorizes the director of the Department of Finance to award mini-grants to an eligible for-profit or non-profit business up to $2,500 as a reimbursement for costs incurred to purchase technology equipment and software to facilitate employee teleworking during the public health emergency.
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For up-to-date information and state resources regarding coronavirus, including confirmed case counts and clinician guidance, visit http://health.maryland.gov/coronavirus.