COVID-19 Business Resources

COVID-19 Business Resources

St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development understands that this is a challenging period for many members of our business community. We are arming ourselves with resources to share with you in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We support you and will continue to be ready to answer your questions and concerns during this time.

In response to national and statewide efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), many members of the St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development team will be teleworking. We will continue to be available via email and phone during this time.

All employees are available via email and phone which are listed on our website here.

Click the button below to read Department Director, Chris Kaselemis' Letter to the Business Community

Letter To Business Community

Current Updates

St. Mary's County Restaurant Relief Fund II

Restaurants will have access to grant funding of up to $10,000!

The second round of the grant program will have a maximum budget of $470,000. The goal is to provide grants to support St. Mary’s County restaurants (full service and carry out licenses), caterers, food trucks, and bars that serve food.

Applicants must be in good standing with the State of Maryland, St. Mary’s County Department of Land Use and Growth Management, Office of the Treasurer, and the Health Department.

Grant funds may be used for

  • working capital, such as rent, payroll and job training,
  • purchase of equipment and services to expand outdoor dining areas, such as tents, heaters, warmers, and carts,
  • infrastructure improvements, such as HVAC system upgrades,
  • technology to support carryout and delivery,
  • purchase of PPE and disposable food containers or utensils, sanitation services, etc.

Application Portal

Restaurant Relief II Banner


Center for Disease Control

State of Maryland

St. Mary’s County Health Department



St. Mary’s County Government

Maryland State Government

United States of America Government

Small Business Development Center Southern Region Resources

Current Funding Opportunities

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