Community Resilience Hardship Fund
The City of Glenarden is offering financial assistance to eligible City small businesses and community-based nonprofit organizations that experienced a negative economic harm from the COVID-19 public health emergency through the federally funded Community Resilience Hardship Fund.
To be eligible for the City’s program, a small business and nonprofit organization must meet the following requirements:
- Must be located within the City of Glenarden’s legal boundaries or any organization granted special gratis status to use the City’s Gold Room by the City due to the nature of activities provided to City residents.
- Must be actively operating at the date of application.
- Must clearly demonstrate a negative economic harm due to COVID-19 in 2020 and/or 2021.
- Must have been fully operational prior to March 15, 2020.
- For nonprofit organizations, must be organized under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and have received a final determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Must have 30 or fewer employees and annual revenues of less than $5 million.
- Must be in “good standing” with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation and the City of Glenarden.
- Must have a current City of Glenarden business license, if required.
The following business-types are ineligible:
- Vape and e-cigarette shops, alcohol and liquor stores, tobacco shops, and other age-restricted businesses (adult video stores, gentleman’s clubs, topless bars, strip clubs, gambling, etc.).
- Hotels and motels.
- National and regional chains.
- Gas stations.
- Banks, trusts, and loan companies.
Amount of Assistance Available
The City has allocated $100,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 funds to the Community Resilience Hardship Fund. Subject to the availability of funding, the City will award amounts equal to the actual negative economic harm established, up to $5,000.
A small business or a nonprofit organization may not submit multiple applications.
How to Apply
Applications, including required documents and certifications, shall be submitted to:
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis while funding is available. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received COVID-19 relief from the Federal Government, State of Maryland, Prince George’s County, and/or City of Glenarden.
Submission of an application does not guarantee funding under the City’s Community Resilience Hardship Fund.
Complete the Community Resilience Hardship Fund Application.