Montgomery County will initiate a new Hotel Relief Grant Program for Montgomery County Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts on July 1. Applications will be available until July 22 and individuals can apply on the Montgomery County Business Portal.
The criteria for receiving funds include:
- Businesses must be based in Maryland
- Must demonstrate a 25 percent or more loss of revenue from September 21 through January 2022
- Hotels must have 10 or more rooms
- Bed & Breakfasts must have 5 or more rooms
A maximum of $500 per room is awarded to those in need. Businesses are advised to check with the State of Maryland for their standing. Any in bad standing are not eligible for awards.
“Our leisure and hospitality businesses employ approximately 12 percent of our County’s workforce and the World Tourism Organization has predicted that this sector will not recover fully until 2024,” Montgomery County Executive March Elrich stated per Montgomery County press release. “It is imperative that we continue to assist this industry’s recovery efforts in order to help them support their workforce.”