Montgomery County will begin accepting Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) applications Wednesday afternoon.
The PHEG program is designed to help for-profit and nonprofit businesses with 100 employees or fewer during the current pandemic. Businesses with no employees including sole proprietors and independent contractors may also benefit from the program.
A sample of the application is available in English and Spanish on the PHEG web page. The website provides a step by step guide on how to submit a grant application. Applicators can find PHEG flyers that describe eligibility and document requirements in English, Spanish, Amharic, French, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council are collaborating to initiate the $20 million PHEG program.
The PHEG program is intended to provide financial assistance to establishments that have experienced a significant reduction in income due to COVID-19. The County encourages businesses and nonprofit organizations to review other assistance programs and apply to those for which they are eligible.
TODAY! Montgomery County will begin accepting applications for its Public Health Emergency Grant program midafternoon. The PHEG initiative is designed to help small businesses and nonprofits during the #COVID19 health crisis. Details: https://t.co/HlGF7W1aLO #MoCo #StayHome pic.twitter.com/draCcEgcHm
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) April 15, 2020