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Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses

NOTE: As of 5 p.m. on April 6, Commerce is no longer accepting new applications for its COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant and Loan Programs. All applications that have been submitted are currently being reviewed in the order received.

We are still offering the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund and encourage businesses throughout Maryland to continue exploring other forms of assistance, such as federal and local programs, including SBA's Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). For more information on federal resources, read the Small Business Owner's guide to the CARES Act, or find more details from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


Maryland authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency assistance provides interim relief and proceeds that can be used to pay cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other mission critical cash operating costs.

If you are a Maryland-based manufacturer, check out the manufacturing relief fund below to see if you qualify for assistance. Frequently asked questions about these programs can be found here