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Perryville Business Development Grant - Application HERE

The Goal of the Business Development Grant Program is to promote economic development aimed at creating new job opportunities, filling vacant store fronts, and encouraging diversification, additional private sector investment and in-fill business development. This program will provide existing and new small businesses with funds necessary to meet operational needs and remain financially viable.

Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund  (MAERDAF), administered by the Rural Maryland Council, provides grants to rural-serving nonprofit organizations that promote statewide and regional planning, economic and community development, and agricultural and forestry education. Also eligible are rural community colleges that support small and agricultural businesses through enhanced training and technical assistance. MAERDAF's goal is to increase the overall capacity of rural-serving nonprofit organizations and community colleges to meet a multitude of rural development challenges and to help them establish new public/private partnerships for leveraging non-state sources of funding.

This one is USDA's Rural Cooperative Development Grant program improves economic conditions in rural areas by helping individuals and businesses start, expand or improve the operations of rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses through cooperative development centers. Other eligible grant activities may include conducting feasibility studies and creating business plans.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Developoment and For a short time, the Maryland Mortgage Program is offering a 2.75% mortgage rate* and up to $10,000 in Down Payment Assistance to qualified home buyers that have at least $25,000 of student debt or are active military and honorably discharged veterans. 


For information on Home Repair Funding available through USDA, click here.