On October 22, Governor Hogan announced that he would use the State’s Rainy Day Fund to provide more relief to Marylanders. In his announcement he detailed two initiatives that municipalities should be aware of specifically.
- $50 Million for Restaurants to pay for equipment and services needed to comply with pandemic restrictions, such and tents, heaters, and ventilation upgrades. Like CARES Act funding, requests will need to go through your county counterparts, so MML suggests you reach out ASAP.
- $20 million for Main Street Maryland and Baltimore Main Street communities – For existing and/or planned small business relief grant programs, administered by the applicant, that provide/will provide Main Street businesses assistance with costs related to capital improvements and/or operating in order for the business to continue to safely operate, expand operations and/or adapt their business model to respond to changes due to COVID19 restrictions and prevention. For more, visit here.
Also, as the State and counties are forced to spend federal CARES Act allotments before the end of the year, this is a great time to request some of those funds be used to reimburse your coronavirus related expenditures. For guidance on what expenses are reimbursable through the CARES Act, visit here.