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‘Reopen Montgomery’ Small Business Grant Program Launches Wednesday, July 29, Enabling Businesses to Submit Online Applications for Reopening Assistance Grants of Up to $5,000

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 23, 2020

The “Reopen Montgomery” Small Business Grant Program, which was created by the Montgomery County Council with the support of County Executive Marc Elrich, will formally launch by noon on Wednesday, July 29. The $14 million program will help businesses with grants that could be as much as $5,000.

Businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants for reopening 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 starts Phase 3 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

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Release ID: 20-396
Media Contact: Barry Hudson 240-300-7348