The County Council, at the request of the county executive, introduced a special appropriation of $231,000 to assist local small businesses that have been affected by Purple Line construction.
The grant, which comes from state funding, will be administered by the Latino Economic Development Center.
Individual grants of up to $5,000 will be available to businesses that meet the following criteria, according to the council’s staff report:
- Established before August 1, 2017
- In good standing with the state of Maryland
- Still operating
- Physically located in the county, and
- Can demonstrate revenue loss due to the Purple Line construction.
A public hearing on the appropriation is scheduled for Dec. 14.