Montgomery County has launched a website for its Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) program designed to benefit for-profit and nonprofit businesses with 100 employees or fewer. The website provides information for businesses to prepare their grant applications.
The $20 million PHEG program is a collaborative effort between County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council. In addition to for-profit and nonprofit businesses, the program is open to businesses with no employees including sole proprietors and independent contractors.
Montgomery County’s PHEG program is intended to supplement Federal and State programs designed to help businesses survive the current COVID-19 health crisis. In advance of applying for a County grant, businesses are asked to review other assistance programs and apply to those for which they are eligible.
More information on the PHEG program is available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Biz-Resources/pheg/. The site will include updates on the program and a link to the application. The site will later announce when applications can first be filed.