Washington Co. Opens Applications for Business Development Grants

Today, Washington County reopened applications for the Online Sales and Telework Opportunities Grant Program, a grant program “intended to assist businesses in setting up an online sales framework and offer employees telework opportunities.”

According to the County Department of Business Development:

Applications will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, October 4, 2021, until 2:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. No applications will be accepted after 2:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Total funds provided to Washington County, MD for this grant is $125,164. Up to $7,500 will be awarded to applicants based on priority guidelines, on a first-come, first-served basis, until funds have been exhausted.

Grant eligibility under this program includes:

  • A business that has been established prior to March 9, 2021
  • Business must be registered and in good standing with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation
  • Priority given to a business that has not received COVID-19 Business Relief Grant(s) or Loan(s) previously
  • Businesses must currently be in operation in Washington County, MD
  • A business must have a physical location in Washington County, MD
  • A business must have less than 20 total employees.

Learn more about the grant program.

Access the grant application PDF.