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Maryland's Main Street neighborhoods to split $7 million in new funding

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 11:19:46-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — All 41 of Maryland's designated Main Street neighborhoods will receive a portion of $7 million worth of funds released by the state on Tuesday.

That means 5,000 different businesses within those neighborhoods are eligible to benefit.

These latest funds mark the third phase of the Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

“The pandemic has hit our small businesses particularly hard,” said Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt. “The state and Baltimore City Main Street programs have a crucial role to play in supporting those businesses, and this funding will allow them to provide grants to their local businesses that will ultimately restore the vitality of their commercial districts and impact Maryland’s economic recovery.”

Last year despite the pandemic, the state’s 33 designated Main Street Maryland communities saw the opening or expansion of 180 businesses, 665 new jobs.

Here's a breakdown of who gets what in this latest round of funds.

Main Street grants