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Town of Emmitsburg Small Business Micro Grant

JUNE 29, 2020: We have entered phase 2 of the Town's COVID-19 micro grant for small businesses which includes changes to some requirements.  If you were not eligible during phase 1, please review the new requirements.  The deadline has been extended to August 1, 2020 at 2:30 PM.
Phase 2 Micro Grant Letter
Phase 2 Micro Grant Checklist
Phase 2 Micro Grant Application

MAY 19, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT: The Town of Emmitsburg recognizes the struggles and challenges our small businesses are facing during this disruptive pandemic.  In response to this disaster, Mayor Briggs and the Board of Commissioners are announcing a COVID-19 Emergency Micro-Grant.  This micro-grant has been created to support existing businesses with a total funding of $30,000 for the emergency funding program.  The Town will award a onetime grant with no repayment due to those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions placed on businesses, meet the criteria, and are within the town limits.  The C-19 Emergency Micro grant will open today May 19,2019.  Based upon the number of applications received, the $30,000 will be distributed evenly to all eligible businesses that meet the criteria, not to exceed $1,000.  Nonprofits, churches, banks/financial institutions, investment, real-estate entities, chains/franchises, and government agencies are not eligible to apply. 
All applications received will be evaluated based on the mandated criteria and supporting documentation.  Applications must be emailed to me at  If you cannot email the application, please mail it to the Town of Emmitsburg, 300A South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 and call the Town Office at 301-600-6300 once you have mailed the documents. 

Phase two applications must be received by August 1, 2020 at 2:30 PM.

Jump Start Frederick County Business Grants Program
Jump Start Business Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to Frederick County for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, full-time farmers and Sole Proprietors (with commercial space) that have experienced significant financial loss caused directly or indirectly by the COVID 19 public health emergency. Eligible uses include expenditures related to reimburse for the costs of business interruption caused by the required business closures due to COVID 19. Currently these grants have a total of $5M to be awarded.  Visit Jump Start Frederick County for full details.

At DiscoverFrederickMD.comyou’ll find: 

  • Business survey – Businesses who participate can receive one-on-one support from Office of Economic Development staff.
  • Frederick County Business Financial Tool – Maryland programs, SBA and CARES Act information, including interest rates, terms, borrowers requirements and eligibility, eligible uses and deferment timelines. 
  • Restaurants and Retail services – Continue to update your websites and Facebook posts, and staff will pull this information to OED’s website to best support our local businesses.

SBA experts and contact information:
Rob Bower
Maria McElhenny at

Workforce Services:
Businesses/employers can file bulk unemployment insurance claims on their employees