Montgomery County Small Business Rental Assistance Program - Phase 2

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Montgomery County Small Business Rental Assistance Program Phase 2 will provide grants to small businesses in qualifying industries to support rental costs, both current and arrears rent payments. The grant is intended to mitigate the injury experienced by Montgomery County businesses as a result of the pandemic, especially in light of the extended duration of the hardship.

The application period for Phase 2 will open from September 1, 2022 until September 30, 2022.

Applications will be accepted through an online portal; the link to access the application portal will be published on this website on September 1, 2022.

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AWARD VALUE

Qualifying businesses can receive up to $10,000 in rental assistance or three months of rent, whichever is less.

ELIGIBILITY

Geography

  • Business must have a physical location(s) only in the county; OR
  • County-based locations account for more than 50% of the businesses total number of employees; OR
  • County-based locations account for more than 50% of business's gross sales. 

Lease

  • Business must have a commercial lease in the County

Revenue

  1. Must have received $500,000 or less in annual revenue prior to COVID-19
  2. Must be able to demonstrate a revenue loss due to COVID-19

Qualifying Businesses

  • Art Supply Store 
  • Bookstore 
  • Cards, Gifts, Party Store 
  • Clothing/Specialty Apparel Store 
  • Consignment Shop 
  • Convenience Store 
  • Corner Stores 
  • Dry Cleaner 
  • Electronics Store 
  • Flooring Center 
  • Florist 
  • Furniture Store 
  • Gyms / Yoga, Dance, or Fitness Studios 
  • Hair Salon / Barbershop 
  • Hardware Store 
  • Home Goods 
  • Jeweler 
  • Laundromat 
  • Manufacturer with On-Site Retail 
  • Massage Therapy 
  • Nail Salon 
  • Pet Supply Store 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Printing & Signage Shop 
  • Specialty Products (e.g. beads, incense, candles) 
  • Specialty Retail Store 
  • Tuxedo/Dress Rental Shop 
  • Waxing Center 
  • Veterinary Office 
  • Auto Repair

NOTE: Restaurants, food service businesses, medical practices, professional services, religious organizations, and licensed child care programs are ineligible, per county guidelines.