Anne Arundel County provides micro-grants of up to $ 5,000 to businesses affected by Ida – CBS Baltimore
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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (WJZ) – Anne Arundel County on Tuesday launched a micro-grant program for businesses affected by the tropical storm and tornado that hit the Annapolis area on September 1, county executive Steuart Pittman said.
Starting today, affected businesses can apply for grants of up to $ 5,000 to offset the cost of damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida or the disruption of business hours due to the storm.
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“We are extremely grateful that the tornado did not cause death or injury, but many of our businesses and residents are still feeling the effects,” Pittman said.
TD Bank contributes $ 25,000 to the grant fund through its charitable arm. Priority for money will be given to businesses affected by the tornado.
Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan announced $ 4 million in relief funding and the US Small Business Administration made low-interest loans available to homeowners, businesses and organizations in nonprofit affected.
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Government money can be used for home repairs, short-term rental assistance, and business loans.
Two confirmed tornadoes hit Annapolis and Edgewater as the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the region in early September.
FEMA rejected a request by the Hogan administration for a federal declaration of disaster, saying state and local governments should have the capacity to manage the damage.
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All applicants for the Anne Arundel County Grant program must have a physical location in the county and provide a damage statement, budget for grant proceeds, and a completed W-9 form. They will also need to set up a site visit.
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