(July 3, 2020) Farmers and small business owners impacted by the current health pandemic will be eligible to apply for grant funds through the Workforce Back to Business COVID-19 Assistance Grant Program.

Applications will be accepted online at http://chooseworcester.org/ for two weeks, from 8 a.m. on July 8 to 4:30 p.m. on July 22.

Worcester County Economic Development, in cooperation with an independent review board, will award grant funds in increments of $5,000 to businesses with one to 25 full-time employees, $10,000 to businesses with 26-50 full-time employees, and $7,500 to agricultural producers.

Grant funds are limited, and applicants must meet certain criteria to be eligible to apply.

Information about this grant opportunity will be posted online at http://chooseworcester.org/ prior to July 8.

Applicants should thoroughly review eligibility requirements and the Frequently Asked Questions prior to applying. Submitting an incomplete or inaccurate application may render an applicant ineligible for program funding.

Federal funds for the Workforce Back to Business COVID-19 Assistance Grant Program in Worcester County were awarded through the State of Maryland under the CARES Act.

For additional information, contact WCED at 410-632-3112.

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