New Round of Emergency Relief Funding for Nonprofits Opens Aug. 17

Beginning Aug. 17, some Maryland organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for a grant through the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund for 501(c)(6) Nonprofits.

Through the program, applicants can obtain up to $10,000 to cover quarterly operating expenses. The application, available through OneStop portal, will be open until August 24 at 5 p.m.

“Providing these COVID-19 relief funds to our 501(c)(6) nonprofits in Maryland will greatly benefit our member organizations and local chamber of commerce offices, which are dedicated to helping the state’s small business community during this difficult time,“ said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz in a press release. “We hope these additional grants will provide some much needed economic relief and help benefit our entire economy as we continue our recovery efforts.”

Roughly $1 million has been allotted for the state program through the CARES Act, with the potential for additional funding depending on need.

To qualify, nonprofits must have less than 50 employees and under $5 million in annual revenue. They also must not have received a grant from any other state program offering pandemic relief.

For a full list of qualifications and information on the application process, visit the program homepage.

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