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Calvert County Department of Economic Development Business Confidence Survey

Please take this quick, eight-question survey to help us determine your level of confidence in the economy and learn what resources would be most helpful to you as we continue to navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. The survey will remain open until Oct. 5, 2020.

FUNDS FROM CALVERT COUNTY CARES Act Grant Funding – Round II – Webinar Training Available On Demand  

Want Help?
If you’d like to learn more, ask questions or get a tutorial on how to complete your application, click to join us for a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 9 am. The session has been recorded, call to locate on demand recording.  

For business assistance, call the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583.

For nonprofit assistance, call the Department of Community Resources at 410-535-1600, ext. 8803. 

Business owners interested in receiving a grant are encouraged to review eligibility criteria and application requirements online beginning Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Those interested in applying are encouraged to create a user name and password prior to the application period. Interested business owners may also send an email to

The COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Relief Fund grant provides limited financial relief to local businesses that have experienced significant economic hardship or unusual expenses because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. In our first round of grant funding, which closed June 24, we received more than 250 applications from Calvert County’s sole proprietors, micro- and small-business owners and 44 applications from nonprofit organizations. 

We are currently preparing to open the portal for a second round of grant applications in the following increments: 

  • Sole proprietor: $1,500 
  • Micro Business (1-15 employees): $5,000 
  • Small Business (16-50 employees): $7,000 
  • Nonprofit Relief: Up to $10,000 
  • Nonprofit Assistance: Up to $5,000 
  • Nonprofit Grass Roots: Up to $1,500 

     Both for-profit small businesses with commercial locations in Calvert County and nonprofit organizations serving Calvert County are eligible. The grant may be used for expenses related to business interruption or due to the public health emergency. Repayment is not required for any funds received. If you applied in the first round but were ineligible due to employee count or inability to demonstrate at least 50% of combined revenue loss and expenses, requirements in the second round will be less restrictive. 

Visit for information about Calvert County COVID 19 grants for businesses and non profits.

All the information below was taken from

Recovery Plan

Guidelines for Businesses

Maryland Roadmap to Recovery