Harford to Offer Grants to Hotels Through State Relief Funds

Harford County announced today that hotel owners are eligible to receive grant funding through the state of Maryland to help offset COVID-19-related expenses.

Harford County announced applications for the Hotel Relief Grant may be submitted beginning Wednesday, January 13 and will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021. Hotel owners who have previously received a Harford County COVID-19 Business Relief Grant are still eligible for the Hotel Relief Grant. Grants are only available to hotels located in Harford County that contributed toward the county’s hotel/lodging fee in 2020. This funding is provided through grant funding announced by Governor Larry Hogan. The amount of funding each hotel will receive will be determined by the number of eligible applicants.

From the press release:

The grant funds for qualifying hotels can be used for normal operating costs such as rent, payroll, job training, taxes, or debt services; the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); sanitization services; or other COVID-related costs.

This is the county’s seventh COVID-19 relief grant program. The county provided $20.6 million of its $44 million in federal CARES Act funding to businesses through the Small Business Relief ($7,500), Homegrown Harford Farm Relief ($2,500), Business Owner Assistance ($5,000), Restaurant Relief ($10,000), and Childcare Provider Relief ($7,500) grants; second rounds of funding were provided through multiple programs.

“I would like to thank these valued members of our Harford County business community for what they’re doing to keep the county safe and productive,” County Executive Barry Glassman said. “I sincerely hope these funds will assist them in getting through the difficult winter months and help prepare them for a prosperous spring.”

See more information on the county website.

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