County Executive Says $5-Million In Grant Funds Provided To Farmers, Small Businesses

The money will help  those individuals who suffered from the coronavirus pandemic.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       




Frederick, Md (KM) A number of farmers and small businesses in Frederick County which were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are receiving some assistance. During her public information briefing last week, County Executive Jan Gardner announced  that about $5-million in grants were distributed through the Jump Start program.

“There are a handful grants under review. But as of July 1st, we had awarded a total of  $432,000 in grants to 72 full time farmers; $2.9-million to 289 small businesses; and over $1.6-million to 498 micro-businesses,” says Gardner.

The grants are to be used to pay for costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program launched in May. “The goal of the Jump Start program is help our economy and help our businesses thrive again. So we’re very pleased that this has been successful,” says Gardner.

The funds are Frederick County’s share of the $2.2-trillion  CARES Act which was passed in March by Congress and signed into law by the President.


By Kevin McManus