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Commissioners Approve Restaurant Relief Fund II to Support Food Service Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

The Commissioners approved round two of the St. Mary’s County Restaurant Relief Fund during their meeting on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardship for many small businesses, St. Mary’s County has activated the Restaurant Relief Fund for foodservice establishments during this time. (Read the full meeting rollup here.) The second round of the grant program will have a maximum budget of $470,000. The goal is to provide grants to support St. Mary’s County restaurants (full service and carry out licenses), caterers, food trucks, and bars that serve food. Grant funds may be used for working capital, such as rent, payroll and job training, purchase of equipment and services to expand outdoor dining areas, such as tents, heaters, warmers, and carts, infrastructure improvements, such as HVAC system upgrades, technology to support carryout and delivery, purchase of PPE and disposable food containers or utensils, sanitation services, etc. Restaurants will have access to grant funding of up to $10,000 and must be in good standing with the State of Maryland, St. Mary’s County Department of Land Use and Growth Management, Office of the Treasurer, and the Health Department. Eligible businesses can submit an online application starting […]

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