Western Counties Launch Grants to Supplement Wages of New Hires

The Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties have partnered with the Western Maryland Consortium to offer one-time grant awards to help businesses supplement the wages of new hires.

Last week, the Western Maryland Consortium — a regional workforce development organization — announced that the Reemployment Grant program is now available for companies in Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties.

The program will provide up to $25,000 to county businesses to help reemploy workers most affected by the economic and employment fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order for local businesses to qualify, any new hires must be unemployed residents of Western Maryland.

Read the full press release on the partnership and how to apply for Reemployment Grants.