Montgomery County to Open Applications for Hotel Relief Grants on Friday, July 1

by Patrick Herron
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Applications, when available, can be found online at the Montgomery County Business Portal. Applications will be accepted through July 22. The business portal will include program details, including eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions.

“There are few industries that have been impacted as significantly from the pandemic as our hospitality businesses,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “Our leisure and hospitality businesses employ approximately 12 percent of our County’s workforce and the World Tourism Organization has predicted that this sector will not recover fully until 2024. It is imperative that we continue to assist this industry’s recovery efforts in order to help them support their workforce. I encourage all County hotels and B and B’s to apply for this newest round of grants.”

This is the fourth round of the Hotel Relief Grant Program provided by the County using ARPA funds provided by the State of Maryland. To date, more than $6.8 million has been distributed.

The Hotel Relief Grant Program is administered by Visit Montgomery, in partnership with the Montgomery County Business Advancement Team.

“Visit Montgomery is pleased to see the County’s support for the local lodging industry,” said Kelly R. Groff, president and CEO of Visit Montgomery. “The pandemic resulted in a dramatic downturn in travel. The recovery for the business transient, meetings and conference sectors has been slower than originally anticipated. These grants will provide needed support to the lodging sector through a full recovery.”

Businesses are encouraged to check their standing with the State of Maryland before submitting an application. Awards cannot be made to businesses that are not in good standing.

Questions about the program should be sent to: info_@visitmontgomery.com

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Mike DeRosa June 22, 2022 - 7:46 pm

How about doing something to help out the local sports based businesses that were required by law to shut their doors?

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