financial assistance

April 21, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Public Libraries to Host Financial Literacy Conversation With ‘The Color of Money’ Columnist Michelle Singletary

In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual conversation, “Five Steps to Thrive During a Financial Crisis and Beyond,” with Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary on Saturday, April 24. Singletary, a University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University alumna, writes the award-winning nationally syndicated personal finance column […]

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June 12, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Microenterprise Stabilization Program Applications Now Open

Montgomery County businesses that have lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have five or fewer employees, can now apply for the Microenterprise Stabilization Program (MSP) to receive up to $10,000 in financial assistance. Applications are being accepted until June 16. As businesses across the county are beginning their economic recoveries from the global […]

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June 8, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

County Program Offers Support for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

A new Montgomery County program can help small for-profit businesses in the community that have been hurt economically by the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning at 10 a.m. on June 10, applications will open for the Microenterprise Stabilization Program.  The program helps for-profit businesses with five or fewer employees and includes businesses with no employees, such as […]

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May 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Council Approves Funds to Provide Assistance to Low-Income Households

The Montgomery County Council approved a $5 million special appropriation to provide low-income households with additional assistance during the COVID-19 emergency. The programs has begun to distribute funds to households identified through current Department of Health and Human Services programs. The funds are expected to be received early next week and they are intended for […]

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January 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Offers Assistance to Furloughed Residents Struggling Financially

The City of Gaithersburg has adopted a resolution which allows “fee waivers for its residents, providing them free access to select recreation programs during the shut-down period.” Gaithersburg residents who are struggling financially—because they are either a furloughed government employee or a federal contractor—are eligible to use the waiver. In a press release, Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Manna Offers Food Assistance to Furloughed County Residents in Need

Manna Food Center is temporarily waiving income requirements to offer food assistance to Montgomery County residents who’ve been financially hurt by the federal government shutdown. In a press release, Jackie DeCarlo, Manna’s chief executive officer, said that Manna is ready to open its doors to county residents in need. “We recognize that many government employees, […]

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June 17, 2012 | Staff Writer

Director of MoCo Recreation Department Gabriel Abornoz

County Summer Camps (Video)

Montgomery County offers dozens of summer camps for kids of all ages and interests. Financial help is also available. Take a look. For financial assistance, visit the Montgomery County Recreation Department website. Applications will be accepted starting June 19th.

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