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$6.5 million available for Baltimore City restaurants

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 11:36:54-05

BALTIMORE, md. — Baltimore City has a new $6.5 million grant fund available for restuarants, Mayor Jack Young announced today. The State of Maryland says the funding is to help offset COVID-related expenses incurred by restaurants.

“This pandemic has been extremely tough on everyone,” said Mayor Young. “Frontline workers, students, teachers, older adults, residents experiencing homelessness, and our local businesses have all been greatly impacted by COVID-19. The government’s role at times like these is to continue to support those communities and provide resources to lessen the impact. So, at this time, even though we are tightening restrictions that will further impact our restaurants we are excited to be able to provide some relief for the industry. These grants will prioritize those restaurants who have been adversely affected by the pandemic and who have been unable to access other grants or assistance programs. We are grateful to the State for making these funds available and the Baltimore Development Corporation for quickly being able to stand up this program so we can support restaurants in Baltimore City.”

The Baltimore Development Corporation will begin taking applications starting Thursday, November 12 through November 24.

These grants will not be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A portion of the funds will also be used to support the Baltimore Public Markets. The maximum grant award is $50,000.

Find out more here.