Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

August 2021

The Remedy to Close Out the Little Yough Music Festival on September 3rd
The Remedy is a nine-piece ensemble of local musicians. Their music spans decades and genres which makes them appealing to all ages.
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.
SBA's Interagency Task Force to Host Virtual Public Meetings for Veteran Entrepreneurs on September 1st and 2nd
These briefings will provide information on a variety of topics, including SBA programs for Veteran small business owners, DoD's small business programs, access to capital, and more.
MSAC's 'The Future of Artist Employment in Maryland' Sessions
Make your voices heard! MSAC is sponsoring a series of five public dialogues in which artists are invited to share recommendations that will inform what MSAC offers as part of this initiative.
2021 Virtual Regional Arts Summit
Join the Maryland State Arts Council on Thursday, September 23rd, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. to kick off the 2021 Virtual Regional Arts Summit!
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers
Registration is required in advance. Participants have several options to log in via computer, with or without a camera/microphone, as well as tune in via smartphone.
The Terah Crawford Band to Perform at Little Yough Concert Series on August 27th
The Terah Crawford Band is based in Deep Creek Lake. Combining their love for mountain music with classic rock, outlaw country, and just a touch of folk, they’ve created their own style of playing.
SBA Grants for Global Expansion
Interested in growing your global market? Join SBA's Office of International Trade on September 9th for a brief conversation about the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Applicants selected for the education program will receive a world-class business education and connections to a professional support network at no cost.
MidAtlantic Farm Credit Announces Young, Beginning, and/or Small Farmer Webinar Resource Series 
MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced a three-part webinar resource series from August 24-26, 2021 for young, beginning, and/or small (YBS) farmers.
USDA to Provide Pandemic Assistance to Livestock Producers for Animal Losses 
Livestock and poultry producers can apply for assistance through USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) July 20 through Sept. 17, 2021.
High-Priority Agricultural Conservation Practices Now Available for 100% Cost-Share Grants 
Over 20 high-priority agricultural conservation practices are now eligible for cost-share funding of up to 100% through the MD Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share (MACS) Program.
Maryland Value Added Producer Grants for Capital Equipment Now Available From MARBIDCO 
Eligible applicants must be a crop or livestock producer or processor, agricultural cooperative, seafood processor, or primary or secondary timber products processor, & have been in business 2+ years.
OSHA Seeks Volunteers for Small Business Panel on Emergency Response
The Office of Advocacy is seeking small entity representatives from the potentially regulated sectors to assist the OSHA panel in its review of this possible regulation.
MD DNR to Provide State of the Lake Presentation
The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation has announced that Maryland DNR Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio will present a State of the Lake Address regarding Deep Creek Lake on August 24, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Project Restore Accepting Applications in Early September
Businesses opening or expanding into vacant retail and commercial properties in Maryland may be eligible for Project Restore grants from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
National Small Business Week Virtual Summit: September 13th-15th
Join the SBA on September 13th-15th, 2021 for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts.
PPP Forgiveness Portal Open
The SBA is now accepting applications through the PPP Forgiveness Portal, a streamlined application portal that allows borrowers with PPP loans of $150K or less to directly apply for forgiveness.
SBA Celebrates Rural Entrepreneurship: Online Panel Discussion Set for August 26th
Join the SBA for an online panel discussion with rural-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA and USDA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic.
Take Our Survey
Your Parks. Your Voice. Garrett County's Planning and Land Management Department is updating the County's Land Preservation and Recreation Plan and is seeking public input through an online survey.
HART for Animals Receives 2020 William Donald Schaefer People Helping People Award
Comptroller Peter Franchot virtually presented the award on July 21, 2021.