COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Relief Fund Grant

The Calvert County COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Relief Fund Grant provides limited financial relief to local businesses that have experienced significant economic hardship or unusual expenses because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Both for-profit small businesses with commercial locations in Calvert County and nonprofit organizations serving Calvert County are eligible. The grant may be used for expenditures related to business interruption or unusual expenses incurred due to the public health emergency. Repayment is not required for any funds received through the grant program.

Grants will be awarded in the following categories and amounts:

  • Sole Proprietor: $1,500
  • Micro Business (1-15 employees): $5,000
  • Small Business (16-50 employees): $7,000
  • Grassroots Nonprofit: $1,500
  • Small Nonprofit: $5,000
  • Mid-Size Nonprofit: $10,000

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria is less restrictive than in Round One. Any organization that was denied in Round One is encouraged to revisit criteria for this round to determine eligibility.

Entities that received funding in Round One are not eligible to reapply in Round Two.

Review the expanded eligibility criteria and additional FAQs (updated July 29) and begin gathering the documents that will be needed to supplement your application. Please read the FAQs carefully prior to beginning the application process.

To Apply

The application portal is now closed. If you have applied for a grant, we appreciate your patience as we review and process all applications as quickly as possible.

For questions, please email grant@calvertcountymd.gov or businesses may contact the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583; nonprofits may contact the Department of Community Resources at 410-535-1600, ext. 8803. 

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For More Information
Email grant@calvertcountymd.gov

For business assistance, call the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583. For nonprofit assistance, call the Department of Community Resources at 410-535-1600, ext. 8803.