Frederick Arts Council is working with award-winning artist Wing Young Huie on Golden Mile – In Focus

The Frederick Arts Council is working with award-winning artist Wing Young Huie on Golden Mile - In Focus - a public art project which will cover Frederick's Golden Mile and open this June. We are asking businesses if they would be interested in participating by providing exhibition space —either outdoor space on your building or outdoor space in windows or on walls of your business and/or property. Sponsoring this prominent public exhibition will provide your company with local and regional exposure. For more information on project and how to participate, please click on title above.

Small Business Resiliency Micro-Grant Program – UPDATE

The City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development (DED) has stopped accepting applications for the Small Business Resiliency Micro Grant Program at this time. They have had an enormous response, more than future funding could potentially address. To date, they have received 187 applications! DED is processing the first round of checks this week, and plans to distribute checks to the approved applicants by Friday. The hope is that there may be future micro-grant awards to businesses from community donations and other resources in the future.

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. For more information click on the title above or check out the article at

Support Golden Mile Community Restaurants!

Consider supporting our community businesses during this time by ordering take-out/delivery from your favorite restaurant along the Golden Mile - or buying gift cards for the future! Taco Bar at 1450 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21702 is one of many great restaurants on the Golden Mile open for delivery or carry out. Don't forget The Red Horse Steak House, Clay Oven, Fajita Grande, Casa Rico... Check out our website directory for additional restaurant ideas. Please patronize our Golden Mile restaurants by ordering carryout! #frederickmd #goldenmilemd

Small Business Resiliency Micro-grants

Frederick has instituted a micro-grant program activated by funds from the Department of Economic Development to assist small businesses in The City of Frederick impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and affiliated State Executive Orders. Applications available online at For additional information please click on title of this news post - Small Business Resiliency Micro-grant - above for more information.

Maryland Small Business Relief Programs

Maryland has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The State of Maryland has also announced a new "COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund" designed to support businesses undergoing economic stresses due to the pandemic by preventing or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs. Click on the title of this news post - Maryland Small Business Relief Programs - above for more details!

Small Business Emergency Loans

We’ve been notified that Frederick County businesses and nonprofits are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA). This program designation recognizes the catastrophic impact that shutdowns are having resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Click the title to this post - Small Business Emergency Loans - for additional information and the link to the application.