Kent County Payment Options

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Restaurant Relief Grant (Closed)

The County Commissioners of Kent County, Maryland recognize the distressing economic impact COVID-19 continues to have on businesses. The Governor’s Direct Relief for Restaurants will be dispersed through the County Economic and Tourism Development Department.

Grants for Kent County restaurants, up to $10,000.   

Applications open November 16th at 8am and close on November 23, 2020 at 5pm. 

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Statistical Data Form provided by Maryland Department of Commerce This form is not part of the application process.  This form and the grantee agreement will be provided by the County and will need to be completed when funds are dispersed.

 

PLEASE NOTE ~ Primary business is Prepared Food and Beverage service. 

Ineligible Businesses

  • Institutions
  • Schools
  • Mobile Units
  • Farmers Market Vendors
  • Pre-packaged Food Only
  • Lodging with Food Service
  • Corporate Owned Franchises and Chains

Sanitization Reimbursement Grant (Open)

The County Commissioners of Kent County, Maryland recognize the distressing economic impact COVID-19 continues to have on businesses. Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), established under the CARES Act, we are offering grant funds to local businesses.

Grants up to $5,000 for Kent County businesses, that had to shut down and sanitize their business due to a positive COVID employee test.

 

 

 

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W9 and receipt(s) can be emailed to econdev@kentgov.org  

COVID Modification Reimbursement Grant (Closed)

Round 2 - PLEASE NOTE:  If your business received funds from the COVID Modification Reimbursement Grant previously or the Kent CARES for Growth Grant your business is ineligible for this grant round.

The County Commissioners of Kent County, Maryland recognize the distressing economic impacts of COVID-19. Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) established under the CARES Act, we are offering grant funds to local small businesses and non-profits.

The Kent County COVID Modification Reimbursement Grant offers reimbursement to assist Kent County small businesses and non-profits reimbursement for ‘COVID Friendly’ modifications.

 

Round 1: Applications open June 22, 2020 at 10am and close on July 3, 2020 at 5pm. 

Rount 2:  APPLICATIONS OPEN October 26, 2020 at 8am and close on October 30, 2020 at 5pm.

 

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BUDGET FORM    Excel    PDF  Receipts do not have to be submitted with the grant application.  They will be needed for funds to be awarded.  They can be scanned or copied, we can assist.

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W9, budget form, and receipts can be emailed to econdev@kentgov.org  

 

Maryland Business Works - Workforce Development and Adult Learning

Responding to repeated requests of Maryland’s businesses in consultation with the Maryland Department of Commerce, is excited to announce the return of Maryland Business Works, a highly successful incumbent worker training program.

With a substantial initial investment of $500,000 in business engagement funds, the Maryland Department of Labor is eager to partner with Maryland’s businesses to support employer strategies for retention, growth and, expansion. This project requires a dollar-for-dollar match by the employer, which allows for an overall investment of $1 million in incumbent worker training.

Training funds can be used to upgrade the skills of current employees while also creating opportunities for new hires in in-demand occupations and skills. Participants completing the program will gain transferable skills or industry-recognized certifications or credentials, leading to potential career growth and increased wages. Projects will be industry-focused and employer-based, targeting small business, particularly at the local level.

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/mbw.shtml

Partnership for Workforce Quality (PWQ)

PWQ provides matching training grants and support services targeted to improve the competitive position of small and mid-sized manufacturing and technology companies. Grants are used to increase the skills of existing workers for new technologies and production processes, improve employee productivity and increase employment stability.

Matching grant funds are used to reimburse up to 50% of the costs of qualified projects.

http://commerce.maryland.gov/grow/partnership-for-workforce-quality-pwq

Small Business Administration Grants

The SBA works with different organizations to provide grants for small businesses. Find out if you meet the requirements to apply.  Grants available for research and development, exporting, and other uses.

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/grants

MARBIDCO Grant Programs

MARBIDCO works with agricultural and resource-based businesses such as forestry, seafood, and on-farm processors. In providing these grants, our goal is to help business owners innovate, diversify and exploit emerging market opportunities in food and fiber production and rural tourism.

Examples of innovative business activities and enterprises include, but are not limited to:

  • On-farm and value-added food processing
  • Smaller scale secondary wood products manufacturing

Business-related technology enhancements (especially those related to energy efficiency)

 

http://www.marbidco.org/_pages/programs_grants/grant_programs.htm