October 15, 2020 Baltimore County
Up to $30,000 Grants to Support Holiday Lighting, Welcome Signs, Website Development, Farmers Markets and More
Recognizing the need for additional support for Baltimore County’s small business corridors amid the pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced an expansion of the Commercial Revitalization Action Grant program, providing grants of up to $30,000 to eligible business associations.
“Main streets are the bedrock of our communities and we’re proud to do even more to help our small, independent businesses offer safe, secure, and festive shopping and entertainment experiences,” said Olszewski. “We are pleased to provide increased support for our invaluable small businesses as we continue building a better Baltimore County together.”
Baltimore County traditionally offers annual grants of up to $10,000 to business associations in County Commercial Revitalization Districts for projects that benefit businesses in their communities, such as holiday lighting, welcome signs, website development, street trees, security cameras, farmers markets and more.
This year, Baltimore County is making grants of up to $30,000 available, allowing business associations to increase their investment in neighborhoods at a time when so many small businesses have struggled with lost revenue.
Supporting Commercial Revitalization Districts
Baltimore County's 18 officially designated Commercial Revitalization Districts are provided support from County officials who work closely with businesses, property owners, business associations and communities to provide a range of services aimed at maintaining the health and vitality of neighborhood commercial areas.
Baltimore County's Commercial Revitalization Districts are:
- Baltimore National Pike
- Liberty Road
- Loch Raven
- Merritt-Sollers Point
- North Point
- Perry Hall
For more information about the Commercial Revitalization Action Grant program, please visit the County’s website or email email@example.com. Applications are open until October 30, 2020.
Reisterstown Designated Main Street Maryland
Olszewski announced the expanded grant program today during a tour of Main Street in Reisterstown, which in September officially received a Main Street Maryland designation.
Created in 1998 by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Main Street Maryland program strives to strengthen the economic potential of Maryland’s traditional main streets and neighborhoods.
The Olszewski administration made efforts to secure a Main Street Maryland Designation in Reisterstown a top priority.
Reisterstown is the second officially designated Maryland Main Street in Baltimore County.