Available Grants

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal agencies have released loan and assistance resources for businesses effected by COVID-19. There are a variety of loans, resources, and assistance opportunities available for small businesses with 500 or fewer employees. The information, eligibility, and effective dates are subject to change. Companies should consult the government resources for the most complete and current information, or contact an attorney for any specific advice.

Program Issued By Eligibility Effective Dates More Information
Contracting Assistance Programs Small Business Administration Federal service contracts based on business location or ownership Ongoing LINK
Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) The U.S. Federal Reserve Established prior to March 13, 2020; has 15,000 employees or fewer or had 2019 annual revenues of $5 billion or less; created or organized in the U.S. or under the laws of the U.S. with significant operations in and a majority of its employees based in the U.S.; does not also participate in the MSELF, MSPLF, or the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility; and has not received specific support pursuant to the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020 (Subtitle A of Title IV of the CARES Act) Ongoing LINK
Main Street Priority Loan Facility (MSPLF) The U.S. Federal Reserve Established prior to March 13, 2020; has 15,000 employees or fewer or had 2019 annual revenues of $5 billion or less; created or organized in the U.S. or under the laws of the U.S. with significant operations in and a majority of its employees based in the U.S.; does not also participate in the MSELF, MSNLF, or the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility; and has not received specific support pursuant to the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020 (Subtitle A of Title IV of the CARES Act) Ongoing LINK
Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (MSELF) The U.S. Federal Reserve Established prior to March 13, 2020; has 15,000 employees or fewer or had 2019 annual revenues of $5 billion or less; created or organized in the U.S. or under the laws of the U.S. with significant operations in and a majority of its employees based in the U.S.; does not also participate in the MSPLF, MSNLF, or the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility; and has not received specific support pursuant to the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020 (Subtitle A of Title IV of the CARES Act) Ongoing LINK
Farm Storage Facility Loan Program USDA Farm Service Agency Any person who is a landowner, landlord, leaseholder, tenant or sharecropper. Eligible borrowers must be able to show repayment ability and meet other requirements to qualify for a loan. Ongoing LINK
Rural Energy for American Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency Agricultural producers with at least 50 percent of their gross income coming from agricultural operations and small businesses in rural areas. Ongoing LINK
Maryland Clean Fuels Incentive Program Maryland Energy Administration Must be in good standing with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, must be an eligible Fleet Vehicle Purchaser or Vehicle Operator, and have not received funds from other State funding programs or the state’s VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund program. Ongoing LINK
DERA School Bus Rebates U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional, state, or tribal agency that has jurisdiction over transportation and air quality, including school districts and municipalities.
Private entities that operate school buses under a contract with an entity listed above.
Fleets with up to 100 school buses may submit one application listing up to 10 buses for scrappage and replacement.
Fleets with more than 100 school buses may submit up to two rebate applications, each listing up to 10 different buses for scrappage and replacement.
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DERA National Grant Applications U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA’S DERA National Grant is a competitive process awarding between 40 and 70 applicants during 2021. Approximately $46 million in grant funds are available to support projects focused on reducing emissions from existing fleet of older diesel engines. Ongoing January 20. 2021 - EPA DIESEL EMISSIONS REDUCTION ACT (DERA) NATIONAL GRANT