Released on August 27, 2020 - 7:55am

Mayor Craig A. Moe and the City of Laurel are pleased to announce the creation of the Laurel Strong COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program.

This program will award grants in the amount of $500 to $10,000 to businesses located within the City of Laurel that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capital for this program is provided by the CARES Act funding granted to Prince George’s County, which was then disbursed to municipalities within the County. The City of Laurel has dedicated a total of $335,000 to the Laurel Strong Grant Program.

Want to learn more about this new program? The Department of Economic and Community Development will host a virtual information session about this grant opportunity on Monday, August 31, 2020, at 6:00pm.

The info session will discuss business eligibility, eligible expenses and give an overview of the grant application. No registration is required for this virtual event. Join by computer, tablet, or smartphone at www.TinyURL.com/laurelstrong OR dial in using your phone at +1-571-317-3122 (Access Code: 679-707-173).

If you are unable to attend the live virtual meeting, the event will be recorded to view and posted to the City’s website, Facebook page and LaurelTV’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/LaurelTVOfficial the next day, Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

This program will be administered by the City of Laurel’s Department of Economic and Community Development, so if you have any questions, please contact them at [email protected].

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