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Commissioners Announce COVID-19 Business Micro-Grants

March 27th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners of Allegany County, recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community’s small businesses, announced on Thursday  a new fund to provide the very best, rapid service to the businesses affected most. These micro-grants can be used by businesses to pay rent, mortgages, or utility costs for businesses. The fund will be launched on March 27. The micro-grant, totaling $2,500, can be combined with other funding opportunities provided by the State and federal government.  Commission President Jake Shade…


To be eligible, the business must:

  • Have a physical address in Allegany County, Maryland
  • Must be in good standing with the State of Maryland
  • Have no more than 15 full-time employees (as of March 1, 2020)
  • Demonstrate a loss of business revenue of 50% or more related to COVID-19
  • Have no pre-existing tax liens or legal judgments
  • Cannot be any of the following entities: home-based businesses, churches or religious institutions, banks & financial institutions, investment/real-estate entities, government agencies 

To apply for the grant, please visit: 

3 Responses to “Commissioners Announce COVID-19 Business Micro-Grants”

  1. March 27, 2020 at 6:46 am, Brandon Butler said:

    Thanks, WCBC. However, has all of the info on this resource and others for small businesses as well as info for the community at large.


  2. March 27, 2020 at 7:45 am, Welchy said:

    As long as the county can afford it, this is a great/needed idea. Our restaurants and bars are getting crushed


    • March 27, 2020 at 10:16 am, Jay said:

      Yes, and when we get through this I seriously doubt that people will flock back out in large numbers. It will take a while. This type of event hits an economically challenged area like Cumberland even harder. It’s possible that some of our local establishments will not make it.


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