Anne Arundel Offers $ 10,000 Small Business Grants – Conduit Street
On September 20, Anne Arundel County plans to launch a digital services grant for small businesses and nonprofits.
To highlight the importance of reliable broadband access in Maryland and beyond, Anne Arundel County set aside $ 500,000 in American Recovery Act funds to create the Digital Services Grant program. Under the new program, small businesses and brick-and-mortar nonprofits can apply for up to $ 10,000 which can be used for a variety of digital services i.e. marketing online, e-commerce, etc. The grant is administered by the County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
The digital services grant is intended to help businesses that have been harmed by having to go fully virtual during recent restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the restrictions are lifted, EDC wants to help businesses attract new customers. The rollout of this program comes just in time for the peak holiday season, when consumer spending has historically increased significantly.
The eligibility conditions include:
- Have 2 to 20 employees
- Be a company established since March 9, 2020
- Retail trade (trader’s license)
- Beauty and health services for people (Health license)
- Activity centers for adults and children such as gymnasiums, dance, yoga and martial arts studios, arts and crafts businesses (certificate of use)
- Non-profit organization (Form A IRS 990 2019)
Applications are available on the Digital Services Grants page.
Find out more in this article from the Baltimore Sun.