COVID Grants for Restaurants
Below are resources for finding and applying to the various grants available for the restaurant and foodservice industry in Maryland. Grant information is organized by county and may be updated as RAM learns more from county executives.
Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County Restaurant and Food Service Grant Program II
*Application opens Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9am and closes Friday, January 15 at 5pm
Caterers, Restaurants and Taverns Grants
Baltimore City will award up to $2M in total grant funds. The Grant Application Period will end on May 17, 2021 at 11:59PM. Please review the eligibility requirements and full Terms & Conditions before submitting an application.
Contact: Kelly Robertson-Slagle, Director of Economic Development, 410-610-0303
Maryland Relief Act: Carroll Restaurants
Application goes live 4/20/21 at noon
Contact: Denise Beaver, Carroll County Economic Development, 410-386-2070
Contact: Lacey Oliver, Charles County Economic Development, 301-885-1340
Contact: Helen Propheter, Director of Economic Development
Contact: Kevin Null, Garrett Economic Development-or- Kim Durst, Garrett Economic Development
Round 2 Grants for Restaurants Impacted by COVID-19
Application period open February 3, 2021 to February 19, 2021 at 5pm
For translation services, please call 410-638-3059
Contact: Larry Twele, Howard County Economic Development Authority, 410-313-6500
Montgomery County Restaurant Relief Fund Grants, Phase Three
$10k grants are available to applicants who did not previously receive a grant. The application opens at 10:00 AM on May 19, 2021.
Already received a MoCo Restaurant Relief Grant in December 2020 or February 2021? Recipients may apply for an additional $5k grant; you will receive an email from MCEDC with further instructions.
Gaithersburg Emergency Microgrant Program
Provides up to $5000 for Montgomery small businesses in the city of Gaithersburg. Must have 5 or fewer employees & a physical location within city limits.
Contact: Louise Kauffmann at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about eligibility or required information and documentation.
Prince George's County
Restaurant Assistance Grant
The Prince George's Economic Development Corporation is now accepting applications for $12,000 grants to support Prince George’s County-based restaurants and food establishments.
Queen Anne's County
St. Mary's County
Contact: Cassandra M. Vanhooser, Director, Economic Development and Tourism, (931) 607-9659