Montgomery Announces Restaurant and Retail Grant Program

Through November 5, Montgomery County is offering eligible local retailers and restaurant establishments up to $5,000 in grant funding and/or business counseling.

The 3R Initiative Restaurant & Retail Grant awards will support: delivery service fees, auto insurance costs related to deliveries, inventory costs, E-commerce solutions, and in certain circumstances, other COVID-related business expenses.

From the press release:

HOW IT WORKS

Local restaurants and retailers can request assistance by submitting a short application and a W-9 form by November 5, 2020. The 3R team will then follow up to better understand your needs.

Businesses may access different sources of funding for different types of expenses. For example:

In response to COVID-19, a Burtonsville taqueria purchased outdoor dining equipment and they also want to enhance their on-line ordering and delivery capacity.

That restaurant could qualify for up to $5,000 from the Reopen Montgomery program for seating, plexiglass dividers, and heat-lamps, PLUS an additional $5,000 3R Initiative Restaurant & Retail Grant for delivery costs and website setup.

In addition, the owner could request expert business advice from our partners at Streetsense.

Currently, the 3R Initiative Restaurant & Retail Grant program is specifically designed for businesses in Priority Areas, but will accept applications from businesses county-wide if there is money available once priority areas have been served.

Priority Areas: Burtonsville/Briggs Chaney, White Oak, Wheaton/Glenmont, Aspen Hill, Germantown, Damascus, Twinbrook/White Flint, Takoma-Langley, Four Corners, and Montgomery Hills

See full press release and application process.

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