Maryland Blogger: Small Business Reopening Grants in Montgomery County, Maryland

Small Business Reopening Grants in Montgomery County, Maryland

Small Business Reopening Grants in Montgomery County, Maryland


The “Reopen Montgomery Small Business Grant Program,” which was created by the Montgomery County Council with the support of County Executive Marc Elrich, is continuing to accept applications from businesses to help with reopening expenses  incurred to comply with County and State health and safety reopening requirements related to the COVID 19 health crisis. The $14 million program, which was launched in July, is helping businesses with grants that could be as much as $5,000.

Businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants for expenditures they have incurred related to health and safety requirements from the State and County for reopening their business between March 16, 2020, and 30 days following the date when the County declares it is moving to Phase 3 of reopening. The County is still operating under Phase 2 reopening guidelines.

Details on the program and application information—in English and Spanish—can be found at

Questions about the Reopen Montgomery program can be emailed to

The program to date has received 2,560 applications. At this point, 287 applications have been approved, with an average grant of $3,438. A total of $986,753 has been approved for qualified applicants and approximately $13 million remains available for awards.

Applicants who have received grants less than the allowable maximum and who have additional eligible expenses can reapply for additional grants.


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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • September 14 2020 01:26PM


Good morning Roy Kelley - this is important and very good news.  I work with these businesses in Westchester County NY.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 15 days ago

I love hearing about small businesses receiving assistance, especially when it seems that it is the big corporations that are receiving more assistance than they even need.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 15 days ago


That is so great to see people back to work....and opening their businesses.  We are happy to promote them and use them.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 15 days ago

I sure like to see help for the small business owner. It has been a rough year for so many of them. D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 15 days ago

Hello Roy - having a plan is a good start as businesses of all sizes reopen.  It is nice to see this action taking place in Montgomery County Maryland.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 15 days ago

Roy, this does sound like great news, as the small businesses can be put out of business a lot quicker.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 14 days ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 14 days ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 14 days ago