BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced Wednesday $3.9 million in grant funds to help restaurants and taverns in the city struggling with COVID-related expenses.
The funding, unlike previous rounds, will be eligible for bars and taverns to use.READ MORE: Adult Entertainment Resumes In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Lift COVID Restriction
“Our restaurants have remained resilient as we continue to navigate this unprecedented public health pandemic and focus on an equitable recovery,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I encourage all restaurants to submit an application for this new round of grant funding. My administration will work closely with BDC to ensure these dollars make their way to our restaurants and taverns as soon as possible so they can stay afloat through the continuous impacts of COVID-19.”
The Baltimore Development Corporation will administer the funds. Applications online will be available through February 19. The grants will be awarded based on need, not a first-come, first-served basis.READ MORE: 'We Cannot Accept This': Teens Shot In Baltimore Thursday Still In Hospital, One In Grave Condition; Police Following Leads
The minimum amount a business can receive is $10,000, with a maximum amount of $50,000.WATCH LIVE: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott To Hold COVID-19 News Conference