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Montgomery County’s Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) Program Will Stop Accepting Applications on Saturday, April 25

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Montgomery County’s Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) program, which was created to help businesses that have demonstrated significant losses due to the COVID-19 health crisis, will stop accepting applications at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. 

Since April 15, more than 6,200 applications have been submitted and reviews of the applications are underway. The PHEG program was established through a partnership between County Executive Marc Elrich and the County Council to provide financial assistance to businesses and nonprofit organizations with 100 employees or fewer that have experienced a significant reduction in revenue due to the health crisis.

The program is funded with $25 million, with at least $10 million of those funds dedicated to restaurants and storefront retail businesses.

Because of limited County funds and overwhelming demand, Montgomery County is encouraging businesses throughout the County to explore other forms of Federal and State assistance that may be available. Resources to assist in this search include:

More information on the PHEG program is available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Biz-Resources/pheg/. Questions about the program should be directed to BizinfoCovid19@montgomerycountymd.gov.

For the latest updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.

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Release ID: 20-207
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915