Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

November 2020

Governor Hogan Announces New COVID-19 Measures and Restrictions 
The Governor's new restrictions go into effect on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5 p.m.
MD Strong Economic Recovery Initiative - Tourism Nonprofits and Entertainment Venues
Tourism nonprofits and entertainment venues application deadlines are approaching for MD-SERI targeted COVID-19 grant assistance.
Garrett County Announces Restaurant Relief Fund Program
A new local grant program, the Garrett County Restaurant Relief Fund, will assist restaurants with expenses associated with adjusting their operations and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Indoor Dining Restrictions Begin November 11th at 5 PM
Effective November 11, 2020 at 5 p.m., the capacity for indoor operations at bars and restaurants will be reduced from 75% back to 50% for seated and distanced service only.
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland Loan Fund
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland is offering businesses located in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties low interest financing through Summit Financing Solutions Revolving Loan Fund.
Neighborhood Business Works (NBW) Program: Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding Available
The program offers $500K of Opportunity Zone Microgrant funding ranging from $10K to $50K to early stage and/or expanding businesses located in a Federal Opportunity Zone in MD.
Maryland Women's Business Center: A Decade of Difference
MWBC will celebrate a decade of accomplishments on November 19th with an "empowHERment" program that includes awards and raffle prizes from local artists. The program is free to attend.
Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed CDBG Grant Applications and Current CDBG Projects
The Public Hearing will be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/ on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.