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.
As the search for Frederick’s next Chief of Police continues, Mayor O’Connor has tasked the External Search Committee with developing a comprehensive plan to garner public feedback. To ensure the committee engages various community stakeholders, there are many opportunities for you to share feedback and participate in the process.You are invited to participate in one or all of these forums over the next several weeks:
Take the public survey at frederickmd.gov/chiefsearch. Available in English and Spanish, you can answer the survey in 5 minutes. Paper versions of the survey are available at City Hall if needed and can be returned to the dropbox outside of City Hall along Church St. The survey will close on November 1, 2020.
Participate in a Virtual Community Feedback Session. Consistent with the City’s determination that there will be no in-person meetings, there will be two virtual community feedback sessions to garner feedback.
How to provide comments and feedback during meeting:
Comments will be limited to five minutes and offered during the public comment agenda item (per usual meeting protocols).
Callers will be placed in a queue upon calling.
Listen to and make comments at Virtual Committee Meetings. Our committee is meeting weekly on Thursday at 11:30a.m.* to discuss the search process. Listen in by calling 929-229-5669 and entering code 58654218#. Public comment is accepted near the end of each meeting.
Outdoor dining in Frederick County could extend beyond the end
of October, thanks in part to a grant made available by the Frederick County’s
Office of Economic Development, which will allow restaurants to
purchase patio heaters.
Applications for the “Fired Up” grant program are now open and
will close on Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. Restaurants with less than 800 square
feet of space can apply for a $2,700 grant, while restaurants with more
than 800 square feet can apply for a $5,400 grant. The money can be
used to purchase patio heaters and the fuel needed to heat them.
Restaurants can apply at FrederickCountyMD.gov/FiredUpGrants or FrederickCountyMD.gov/OutdoorDining.