The Cecil County Office of Economic Development is accepting applications for a second round of the County’s Online Sales & Telework Grant to help local businesses establish or expand online sales and telework.
“Thankfully, our small businesses have done a tremendous job weathering COVID. However, many are still in recovery mode,” said County Executive Danielle Hornberger. “This grant will continue to support recovery by helping our businesses cover some of their expenses related to online sales and telework.”
The funding comes from the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority Fund, and the total number of qualified applicants will determine individual grant awards.
According to a County press release:
The grant funds can be used to cover costs incurred after March 2020 associated with online sales and/or telework. Examples of allowable uses of funds include, but is not limited to:
- Expansion to e-commerce platform
- Website development
- Hardware or software costs
- Home office equipment for remote work capability (i.e., cell phones, laptops, printers, etc.)
“As with all of our prior relief grants, we are excited to have more funding to help our small business community,” said Steven Overbay, Director of the Office of Economic Development. “Our goal is to get the relief funds into the hands of as many businesses as quickly as possible.”
To qualify, the business must:
- Have been established prior to March 9, 2020;
- Currently be in operation;
- Be registered and in good standing with Maryland SDAT;
- Have a physical location within Cecil County, MD; and
- Not currently be in default on any loans from Cecil County or delinquent on any taxes, fees, or other charges owed to Cecil County.