Dundalk Renaissance will be distributing $244,000 in COVID 19 recovery funds to businesses in the Historic Dundalk Town Center (HDTC) by June 30, 2021 thanks to the State of Maryland’s $7 million Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD SERI) aimed at helping Maryland Main Streets survive the economic effects of COVID 19. More than 5,000 businesses state–wide will be eligible for support from their local Main Street program.
Businesses in the HDTC can apply for grant funding to pay for outstanding business expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Priority will be given to the smallest and most vulnerable retail, food, personal service and entertainment businesses.
“In the past few years we have seen a number of new independent businesses open in the Historic Dundalk Town Center, and our Business Development Manager Nick Staigerwald has worked hard to identify ways we could help support them through COVID-19. We are so grateful that our Governor recognizes the importance of small businesses to our communities. Dundalk Renaissance is fortunate to have received one of the largest awards in the State and very thankful for their support of HDTC businesses,” Amy Menzer, Executive Director of Dundalk Renaissance said.
Only businesses within the HDTC are eligible for this grant. Maryland Main Streets refer to state designated Main Streets. The HDTC is one of 41 Maryland Main Streets awarded funding through MD SERI’s grant. Historic Dundalk Town Center businesses should contact Nick Staigerwald, firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online.
In 2020, Dundalk Renaissance distributed $21,000 of dollars in COVID 19 recovery funds through grants from the State of Maryland and Baltimore County, and staff provided business development and marketing technical assistance to several HDTC businesses with support from the State and County.
Watch how these COVID 19 grants have helped a local small business, Then and Again.