ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION GUIDELINES
DEADLINE: JUNE 25, 2021
MAXIMUM GRANT NONPROFIT
- Amount of award to be determined by number of applicants.
- Funds must be distributed by September 1, 2021.
ELIGIBILITY FOR NONPROFIT
- Must have at least one physical location or address in Talbot County.
- Must have been in operation since January 2020.
- Must be in compliance with the Maryland Solicitations Act, including any required registration with the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State.
- Must have a current exempt status that has not been adversely modified, limited, or revoked.
- Must provide a list of all other grant funds received.
- Funds must be used for expenses incurred between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, that have not already been supported by COVID-19 relief or other funding.
- Priority will be given to those nonprofits that have not yet received an award from the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) Grant Program.
- Priority will be given to those nonprofits focused on the economic recovery of Maryland communities and on the health and human services and housing of underserved Maryland populations.
- Program development and training costs.
- Business materials or inventory.
- Purchase of equipment related to programs that assist underserved Maryland populations.
- Expenses that occur in the ordinary course of business such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, and payroll.
- Sanitizing supplies for use by employees and customers.
- Up to 10% of the grant may be used for administrative costs.
- Applications will be accepted by the Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, 11 S. Harrison Street, Easton, MD 21601.
- Completed forms may be submitted online, by mail, and in person.
- Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Talbot CARES Small Business Grant Task Force.
- Completed application form.
- Detailed explanation of how the funds will be used, including a line-item budget for proposed expenditures.
- Signed IRS W-9 form.
- Certification under penalty that all information is correct.
- Final report due 60 days after receipt of funds.
- Must include letter that explains how money was spent, including a list of expenditures, as well as the business progress achieved.
- Must include supporting documentation of expenditures including copies of invoices accompanied by a corresponding cancelled check, bank statement, or credit card statement for each item.
- Additional documentation may be required for verification of expenditures.
- Final report subject to audit.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Cassandra M. Vanhooser, Director, Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism at (410) 770-8000; email firstname.lastname@example.org.