Queen Anne’s County Online Sales and Teleworking Support Grant

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Funding for the Queen Anne’s County Online Sales and Teleworking Support Grant is provided by the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (“MEDAFF”) to assist businesses in setting up an online sales framework and offering employees telework opportunities. Queen Anne’s County has been awarded $4,191.54 in funding.

The program will be administered by QAC Economic & Tourism Development. It is projected that grant awards will vary based upon need, but will be limited.

The goal of the Online Sales & Teleworking Support Grant is to assist businesses in setting up an online sales framework and offering employees telework opportunities.

ONLINE SALE & TELEWORKING SUPPORT APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 23, 2021

Grant Terms and Conditions

 Have been established prior to March 9, 2020.

Be registered and in good standing with Maryland SDAT.

Applicants that did not receive a COVID-19 Business Relief Grant or Loan will be

prioritized over applicants that received a COVID-19 Business Relief Grant or Loan from

the Maryland Department of Commerce.

 Currently be in operation.

Have a physical location within Queen Anne’s County.

 Company does not have more than 20 total employees excluding the owner.

Company must not be in default of any County loan programs in the past or present.

 Businesses that have received grant funding from Queen Anne’s County are eligible to apply; HOWEVER, funds received through this program can not be used for expenses already covered by the previous grant funds. “No Double Dipping” Priority will be given to those applicants that have not yet received Covid-19 funding assistance.

 Must provide receipts, invoices, or evidence backing up requested funding.

 

Use of Funds

 Expenses incurred to establish or expand online sales and/or teleworking during COVID (after March 2020).

 

Grant Process

Submit application with all required documentation between April 5, 2021-April 23, 2021.

 Paper copies of the application will be available upon request.

QACETD will prepare grant packages and pre-vet application i.e. complete application and good standing confirmation.

Outside grant review committee will review and approve grant request the week of April 26, 2021.

Applicant will be notified if approved and emailed remaining required paperwork.

Approved applicants will sign grant agreement and return to QACETD for processing.

Grant funds will be disbursed by Queen Anne’s County Finance Department no later than June 30, 2021.

Follow-up with awardees will take place on a regular basis through the Dept. of Economic & Tourism Development.

Documentation will be required by July 31, 2021 to validate appropriate expenditure of grant funds.

 Reporting to state by July 31, 2021 required.

 

Requirements to Apply

Completed Application.

Verification of Good Standing in State of Maryland.

Documentation to support financial assistance request: i.e. receipts, invoices, cancelled checks.

Articles of Incorporation/Organization/Formation including By Laws and/or Operating Agreement.

 

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Questions? htinelli@qac.org or call 410-604-2100