Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced that 1,179 applications were received for the Frederick County JumpStart grant program. A total of $5 million is being awarded to small businesses and full-time farmers who were impacted by the pandemic. Applications for grants were received from 449 women-owned businesses, 232 minority-owned, and 73 veteran-owned.
Applicants who received letters announcing their award have until 5 p.m. Monday, June 22, to complete the final paperwork needed so that the grants can be deposited directly into businesses’ bank accounts. Questions about JumpStart should be directed to OED@discoverfrederickmd.com.