The SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund will begin accepting applications next Monday and will provide eligible businesses with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue up to $10 million per business, and $5 million per physical location.
Restaurants, food trucks, caterers, breweries & distilleries, bakeries, snack bars, inns, and more are among the businesses that may be eligible. Program requirements for the age of the business are much more flexible than other programs and allow for businesses that opened during the pandemic, as well as for those that have not yet opened for sales but incurred eligible expenses as of March 11, 2021.
Spread the word to those that may be able to take advantage of this program. And if eligible, start getting your application documentation together now!
The Golden Mile Alliance is holding its first 5K Virtual Run!
Run, walk, skip, jump for a cause in your own neighborhood, in your favorite park, or on your local trails, all in the name of getting out to move and to help drive the Golden Mile area to be a welcoming, economically strong, and desirable commercial and residential community!
Are you up for the challenge? Running not your thing? No problem! Can’t get outside? That’s ok! It’s a 5K YOUR WAY! You can walk, run, cycle, hop, do alone or with family and friends…however you choose to do your 5k is up to you!
Between June 11-20, on the day of your choosing, grab your friends and family and get outdoors for a socially distant activity benefiting the non-profit organization The Golden Mile Alliance.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE A T-SHIRT is May 15, 2021.
Application for the State of Maryland’s new Small Business COVID-19
RELIEF Grant Program will open TOMORROW (March 30, 2021) at 9am.
The grant offers working capital to assist certain Maryland small businesses
with disrupted operations due to COVID-19.
Funding is extremely limited and may ultimately result in approval on
a first-come, first-served basis. The application process will be open
for a limited period, and Commerce anticipates substantial interest
in this program. We encourage you to apply as soon as applications
Full program information can be found at:
Golden Mile Alliance Announces A Virtual Easter Coloring Contest
GMA’s Virtual Easter Egg Contest officially kicks off on March 29, 2021. All entries must be scanned and emailed back to GMAEvents@goldenmilealliance.org by midnight on April 5, 2021. A winner from each age group will be selected and contacted by April 8.
Age Categories: 4-6 years old, 7-9 years old, and 10-12 years old.
We hope to spread positivity and enjoyment with this contest and continue the tradition of Easter despite the current state of the world right now. We look forward to seeing all of the beautifully colored Easter pictures and encourage families to decorate hard boiled eggs with your families at home.
Frederick County’s annual Winter Restaurant Week – March 1 -7, 2021
Since 2010, Visit Frederick has partnered with area restaurants to showcase the unique and fine dining options available throughout Frederick County. By participating in Frederick Restaurant Week, you can reach first-time customers, celebrate loyal patrons and help bring added business to Frederick City and County.
To support restaurants through COVID-19, Frederick Restaurant Week is free for participating restaurants. Register by January 31 at frederickrestaurantweek.com
How to Participate
Participating restaurants must provide a special prix fixe menu during Frederick Restaurant Week (March 1-7). Unique dishes are encouraged! Restaurant Week diners are looking for multi-course meals at appetizing prices, so your prix fixe menu must feature a minimum of 2 courses, with 2-5 options per course. Restaurant Week menus can be offered for indoor dining, outdoor dining and/or to-go! Menus are due by February 10.
Frederick Restaurant Week will be promoted by our presenting partner The Frederick News-Post, in addition to limited out-of-county advertising paid for by Visit Frederick. Restaurant Week is also a cross-promotional effort between Visit Frederick, partnering Main Street programs and all participating restaurants. Social media promotion surrounding the event generally reaches upwards of 35,000 people.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Frederick community in many ways, The City of Frederick is announcing the implementation of a new Utility Relief Grant Program to aid in the payment of water and sewer bills. This program, funded by the City’s portion of the Coronavirus Relief Fund – CARES Act, offers one-time financial assistance of past-due water and sewer bills to eligible City residents.
The program will assist with any unpaid regular residential water and sewer bills dated between June 1, 2020– November 6, 2020 (bills dated before June 1, 2020, or after November 6, 2020, are not eligible due to the terms of the federal funding). Assistance grants will be provided up to $599.
A medida que la pandemia de COVID-19 continúa impactando a la comunidad de Frederick de muchas maneras, la ciudad de Frederick anuncia la implementación de un nuevo Programa de Ayuda para Servicios Públicos para ayudar en el pago de facturas de agua y alcantarillado. Este programa, financiado por la porción de la Ciudad del Fondo de Alivio del Coronavirus – Ley CARES, ofrece asistencia financiera única para las facturas de agua y alcantarillado vencidas a los residentes elegibles de la Ciudad.
El programa ayudará con cualquier factura de agua y alcantarillado residencial regular no pagada con fecha entre el 1 de junio de 2020 y el 6 de noviembre de 2020 (las facturas con fecha anterior al 1 de junio de 2020 o después del 6 de noviembre de 2020 no son elegibles debido a los términos de la ley federal de fondos). Se proporcionarán asistencias de hasta $ 599.
The City of Frederick has opened the application portal for the Back In Business Conditional Microgrant for a third round — with expanded criteria to include eligible local businesses that opened during the pandemic.
The program criteria of Round 3 removes the previous requirement that applying businesses be established prior to July 2019. Any business impacted by COVID-19 that meets all other eligibility requirements and was formally established prior to grant application will now be considered. Newer business applicants will be required to submit supporting documentation substantiating loss due to COVID-19.
Applicants that met the criteria of Round I or Round II but missed previous application deadlines are also encouraged to apply during this round.
The Round Three application window will remain open until 5:00PM on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.