Grants for Frederick County Business for Recovery
Frederick County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Frederick News-Post, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching advertising dollars.
“We know businesses and workers here are hurting; we’re hurting, too,” said Geordie Wilson, publisher of The News-Post. “But if we can pull together as a community, we can weather this. Here at The News-Post, we want to do everything we can to help everyone get through the pandemic and get back to work. With these matching grants, we can help local businesses tell their story as they rebuild.”
Businesses operating in the Frederick market can apply for a grant of up to $15,000 today at ogdennews.com/community-grant. Applicants will receive a response to their application within one to two business days.
The fund is open to all locally owned and operated businesses affected by the coronavirus, Wilson said, whether or not they are current News-Post advertisers. Grant money can be used for local print and online advertising in The News-Post and at FrederickNewsPost.com between April 1 and June 30, 2020.