MD State Arts Grants:
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has received an additional $3 million to reinvest in its Emergency Grant Program, aimed at helping those in the arts community that have experienced losses because of programming, operations, and events that have been modified or canceled. New applications are being accepted until November 13, 2020 through the MSAC website.
MD Labor and MD Department of Housing and Community Development Relief Programs:
Labor began accepting applications on October 28 for its COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, which is designed to prevent or minimize the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs.
DHCD has launched its webpage with resources for Main Street businesses, entertainment venues, and tourism nonprofit organizations, with more details coming soon.
Grants to Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO)
County tourism enterprises will receive $2 million to support hometown tourism efforts that promote local restaurants, attractions, and shops. Each local jurisdiction’s DMO will receive funds specifically earmarked for marketing purposes. Additional information is anticipated to be sent out to DMOs early this month.
For more information about financial assistance available to businesses across Maryland, visit Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business.