County Grant Programs

Invest Allegany (UPDATED)

Allegany County Government is pleased to announce the launch of Invest Allegany, a $2,000,000 investment program split over two years to create long term economic growth. The Allegany County Commissioners are allocating these funds to help accelerate the county’s business community recovery, and support redevelopment of the downtown cores of Cumberland and Frostburg, as well as main streets across Allegany County.

The goal of this program is to create long term value in the county by providing matching grant funds for capital improvement projects. These projects, when complete, will spur new job growth, encourage direct investment, preserve existing community infrastructure, increase the value of commercial and residential units in impacted areas, and ignite entrepreneurship in Allegany County.

TIMELINE AND IMPORTANT DATES:

Grant Opens: Monday, February 21, 2022 

Deadline for Application:  4:00 pm EST on Friday, April 1, 2022 - Extended to May 6, 2022

Grant Review Period:  May 9, 2022-May 20, 2022

Anticipated Award Announcement:  Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Online Sales and Telework Assistance COVID RELIEF Grant Program:

This Grant is Now Closed

Open:  Round 2 Funding - Deadline November 12, 2021.

Maryland Relief Act 2021 - Allegany County Online Sales / Telework Grant 

No single business may receive more than $5,000 of Grant Funds in grant funding under the Program.

The County Commissioners of Allegany County, Maryland recognizes the distressing economic impact COVID-19 continues to have on businesses. The Maryland Relief Act of 2021 provided funding for Online Sales and Telework to assist businesses in setting up an online sales framework and offering employees telework opportunities and will be dispersed through the County Economic and Tourism Development Department.  Apply Now

RESTAURANT AND CATERERS COVID RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM:

THIS GRANT IS NOW CLOSED.

This grant funding will support Allegany County restaurants facing continued financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.   Allegany County will receive $251,597.99 for this grant fund.  Opened:  April 23, 2021 / Closing Deadline: 4:00 p.m. EST, May 7, 2021.  Allegany County Government will be reviewing all applications and will determine/announce grantees and grant amounts based on the grant criteria set forth by the State of Maryland.

Lodging and Accommodations COVID RELIEF Grant Program:

This Grant is Now Closed

This grant funding will support Allegany County hotel, lodging, and accommodation businesses facing continued financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Allegany County will receive $114,362.72 for this grant fund.  Opened:  May 14, 2021, and Closed:  May 26, 2021.   Allegany County Government will be reviewing all applications and will determine/announce grantees and grant amounts based on the grant criteria set forth by the State of Maryland.

Nonprofit Recovery Grant:

This Grant is Now Closed

This grant funding will support Allegany County nonprofit organizations facing continued financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Allegany County will receive $232,947 for this grant fund.  Applications for non-profits to complete will be available starting May 17, 2021, at noon until May 28, 2021, at 4 pm.  The applications can be sent to dnedved@alleganygov.org.