The Business Telework Assistance Grant Program assists businesses with retaining and creating jobs across the state. Funded with $1 million in Governor Larry Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget, the program will provide grants of up to $25,000 to help businesses expand telework capabilities for their employees. These grants will help applicants purchase the equipment necessary to develop and implement telework policies, including hardware, software, and technical services.
The Telework Assistance Grant Program is a result of the Chapter 696, Acts 2021, which established the Office of Telework Assistance
within the Department of Commerce. This office oversees a variety of activities related to assisting companies with implementing telework. Learn more about the Office of Telework Assistance here.
Teleworking provides many benefits to employers and employees, including:
- Employee recruitment and retention.
- Employees who can telework instead of relocating may allow employers to even hire employees they would otherwise not be able to hire.
- A better work-life balance by offering more flexibility, and avoiding stresses like rush hour traffic.
- Improved employee morale
- Happier employees tend to be more productive.
Eligible businesses must meet the following criteria to be considered:
- Be in the process of developing a telework policy that conforms to the best practices established by the Office of Telework Assistance within the Department of Commerce;
- Be an existing business in good standing with the state of Maryland; and
- Have a physical location in Maryland.
HOW TO APPLY
Download the grant application here. Round 1 applications are due by Friday, January 6, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Completed applications should be submitted by email to: email@example.com.
If additional funding is available, a second round of competitive grant applications will open in early 2023.
FOR MORE INFORMATION