As the days get hotter, we look forward to relaxing with family and friends, seeking adventure, and finding sources of rejuvenation. While summer might look different this year, this newsletter highlights some local opportunities that allow you to stay close to home and unwind.
We could not be more proud of our team for all of the hard work that went into the Jump Start Grant Program. The County received 1,181 applications for the program that concluded in late June. Demand outpaced funding capacity; however, the County was able to award a total of 859 grants. There were 498 Micro Business Grants, 289 Small Business Grants and 72 Full-time Farmer Grants. The grantees included 156 minority owned businesses, 53 veteran owned businesses and 316 woman owned businesses. These businesses represent a wide range of industries and are a true example of the diverse business community we have in Frederick County.
It was an honor to have an opportunity to participate in the Virtual Town Hall on Racial Equity. Below you can find links to watch the Town Hall, review the presentation, and read more about the Minority Business Executive Development Program.
This month, we challenge you to stay local in all that you do and discover what could be right in your backyard. Remember, we are #StillFrederickCo.
Grant recipients must file an Expense Substantiation Form by July 31st.
Watch as County Executive Jan Gardner is joined by community leaders to discuss educational, health, economic and other factors that play a role in elevating opportunity and quality of life. Presentations can also be downloaded.
Frederick County residents who are behind in their rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for an emergency rental assistance program. The application deadline has been extended until further notice.