TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County on Tuesday introduced a $3 million reimbursement program for businesses who were forced to close or modify operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the program, the County will offer grants of up to $10,000 for the costs of required safety upgrades in order to limit employee and customer exposure to the virus.
Below is a list of example items that could qualify for reimbursement.
- Capital improvements, such as Plexiglas shields, carryout window installation, and hand washing stations;
- Outdoor tents, and other outdoor equipment
- Additional or new furniture or fixtures necessary to safely serve customers
- Services necessary to open and operate safely, such as cleaning and disinfecting services
- Equipment and signage to help ensure customers and employees can observe safety requirements.
Businesses applying will have to provide documentation such as paid invoices, receipts, and contracts as well as a description of how the expense increased safety.
The online application process will open July 15 at 9 a.m..
Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Here are the eligibility requirements.
- Be a for-profit enterprise,
- Be registered and in good standing with the State of Maryland, if required by law,
- Have been in operation as of January 1, 2020,
- Not be in default on any loans from Baltimore County or delinquent on County taxes, and
- Have between two and 25 full-time employees per Baltimore County establishment. Establishments may have more than 25 part-time employees.
To apply click here.