Baltimore Co. businesses could be reimbursed for COVID-19 related expenses

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 12:06:12-04

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.