Worcester Co. to provide second round of CARES funding to businesses
WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. – In Worcester County, officials are looking to provide additional funding to businesses in the area who’ve been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. County officials tell 47 ABC, after the first round of grants passed out to businesses, they still have about $1 million left in CARES Act funding. Which means, they’re offering a second chance for businesses to try and get grants, who may have not gotten it the first time around. Tom Perlozzo, director of recreation, parks, tourism, and economic development for Worcester County says they’ll have about $510,000 worth of grant money for people to apply for between September 7th and the 18th. Perlozzo adds that it’s important to support these businesses as much as possible during such an uncertain time.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of the county, so we’re trying to make a concerted effort, using a 3 prong approach by giving some money to the businesses. We’re very excited about trying to help small businesses and the entire area recover from COVID,” said Perlozzo.
Perlozzo adds that another $250,000 from the Cares Act funding will go towards workforce development in the county, and the other $250,000 will go towards advertisement.