Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development
COVID-19

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Project Restore Application Scheduled to Open on September 8, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST
Project Restore will provide two grant opportunities for businesses that plan on opening or expanding into previously vacant spaces: (1) Rental Assistance Grant; and (2) Business Operations Grant.
SBA Hosts EIDL Webinars
Join the Small Business Administration to discover how the SBA's COVID-19 relief EIDL can help your small business recover and rebuild. Learn about loan program details and how to apply.
COVID EIDL: Small Business Relief and Recovery Webinar
Beginning July 27th, SBA's Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL program’s small business loans.
It’s Time to Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness
Small businesses that took out PPP loans in 2020 need to apply for forgiveness SOON—otherwise, the loans will become permanent and businesses will be responsible for payments and interest.
Maryland State Department Of Education Announces More Than $309 Million To Support State Child Care Providers
Licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers in Maryland can now apply for the first round of Child Care Stabilization Grants. Application Deadline: August 6, 2021.
Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency
All emergency mandates and restrictions will be terminated as of July 1st, and July 1st will mark the beginning of a 45-day grace period where certain regulations will continue to be relaxed.
Educational Webinar Series: Getting Back on Track
These sessions are open to any small business owner and leader and will be held from June through August. The sessions are free, however, registration is required.
Small Business Tax Credit Programs Available Through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Did you know that the American Rescue Plan extends a number of critical tax benefits, particularly the Employee Retention Credit and Paid Leave Credit, to small businesses?
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
This grant program is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19.
SBA Still Accepting EIDL Applications
The loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
MWCC to Host Free Online Special Event with Comptroller Peter Franchot
The Comptroller will make brief remarks in summation of 2021 Legislative Session and those issues affecting Maryland businesses, including potential concerns he has for the future.
Four Ways C-PACE Can Help Your Business Recover from COVID-19
MD-PACE is a statewide C-PACE program that provides turn-key, low cost, standardized C-PACE program services to property owners, capital providers, contractors, and local governments in Maryland.
Coming Soon: SBA's Community Navigator Pilot Program
The program will target small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans.
Comptroller Franchot Says bFile Ready for RELIEF Act Sales and Use Tax Credit
When using bFile, the system will automatically recognize a vendor qualified for this credit and will automatically populate the amount of the sales tax credit on new line 10.1.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund Portal Remains Open for Eligible Establishments With 2019 Annual Revenue of $50K and Below
SBA still has potential funding available for eligible establishments with 2019 annual revenue of $50,000 or less. Eligible establishments that meet this revenue standard are encouraged to apply.