Published on: Thursday, March 26, 2020 News

Donate Here: Help Support The Takoma Park Businesses You Love!

 

The City of Takoma Park has established a Citywide Small Business Mini-Grant Program in response to the immediate needs of small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses are the backbone of our community, as they employ many of our residents and provide us with the services and entertainment that make Takoma Park a wonderful place to live, work, and play. 

As mandated by Governor Hogan on March 23, 2020, many of our businesses have been deemed “non-essential” and have closed their doors during the pandemic to adhere to social distancing rules. Others are working hard to pivot their business models and adapt to contactless service and increased delivery demand. We want to support all of our small businesses and help them stay strong throughout this unprecedented crisis. 

The City has a fund of approximately $20,000 and would appreciate any additional donations to support this program and the hundreds of small businesses in our community. All businesses in Takoma Park will be eligible for this grant, although preference will be given to those located outside of the Old Town Business District (Laurel/Carroll Avenue area) which has a separate established grant fund managed by the Old Town Business Association (OTBA).

Timeline:

Donations will be accepted starting Thursday, March 26, 2020, on an ongoing basis. 

Donations can be made online:



or by check made out to:  City of Takoma Park

Mail to:
City of Takoma Park
Finance Department
Attn: Small Business Mini-Grant Donation
7500 Maple Avenue, 3rd Floor
Takoma Park, MD 20912

We would like to thank Old Takoma Business Association (OTBA) for assistance with technical infrastructure to receive online donations with such short notice. You will see OTBA information on the donation page, however, funds are directed to a separate City of Takoma Park donation account for the Takoma Park Citywide Small Business Mini-Grant program.

Contact:

Questions may be submitted to:
Grace Yixian Zhou, Economic Development Division: yixianz@takomaparkmd.gov 

Thank you for your generous support of our small businesses during this challenging time.