Calvert County Small Business Assistance Grant Fund

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development will launch a Calvert County Small Business Assistance Grant Fund to provide financial assistance that will help local small business owners grow and strengthen their existing businesses.

Competitive grants of up to $50,000 each will be available for existing for-profit small businesses that meet grant criteria. The grant may be used for expenses that increase the visibility and sustainability of the business, including but not limited to:

·         Expanded or new inventory offerings

·         Workforce training and development

·         Capital improvement projects

·         Hiring new employees

·         Website development and improvements

·         Business expansion costs

·         Other costs associated with investing in the growth of the business.

The grant application will open from Jan. 4, 2023, through Jan. 31, 2023.

Grant awards are expected to be announced in mid-February.

Business owners interested in receiving a grant are encouraged to review eligibility criteria and application requirements online at For questions or assistance with applying, email or call 410-535-1600, ext. 2881.