Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

February 2021

Governor Hogan Enacts Bipartisan RELIEF Act of 2021
The RELIEF Act of 2021 is emergency legislation that will immediately provide more than a billion dollars in urgently needed tax relief and economic stimulus for struggling Marylanders.
Governor Hogan Announces $7 Million in Emergency Relief Awards for Main Street Communities
Gov. Hogan announced $7 million in awards for 41 Main Street programs across the state. The funding will support small businesses & economic recovery efforts in designated Main Street communities.
SBA Announces Improvements to Paycheck Protection Program
Major improvements have been made to the Paycheck Protection Program in the latest round of funding.
Solar Panel Grant Program for High-Impact Community-Based Nonprofits in Western Maryland
3,000 solar panels are available in the 2021 program. Each grant recipient will receive the solar power produced by the array on their roof for free over the 25-year grant agreement period.
ExportMD Grant Program
The grants offer Maryland small and mid-sized businesses up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses associated with an international marketing project.
ForeFront Power and TurningPoint Energy Announce the Completion of Four Community Solar Projects in Maryland, With Three More on the Way
ForeFront Power and TurningPoint Energy have announced the completion of the Leigh Friend Solar Project, a project that is part of Maryland's Community Solar Pilot Program.
$10 Million in Conservation Assistance Now Available for Maryland Farmers
The funding is available to help livestock farmers install best management practices on their farms to improve manure management and protect water quality in streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.
SBA List of Funding Sources to Help Your Business Cope With the COVID-19 Pandemic
The SBA has a free, curated list of thousands of funding sources at the national, state, regional and local levels designed to support small businesses in accessing capital to recover from COVID-19.
Legacy Business Transition Program
The SBDC will provide assistance to businesses located within the I-68 Regional Alliance Corridor that area looking to sell or establish an exit strategy.
Maryland's New Webpage Provides Updated Resources for Businesses and Employers's new web page houses a wealth of information for businesses regarding COVID-19. The site will be updated regularly, and new information will be posted as it becomes available.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program - UPDATE
Theatrical producers, talent representatives, venue promoters, and those operating a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution are eligible applicants.