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
Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Administration Businesses with 500 or fewer employees including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons, private non-profit organizations or 501(c)(19) veterans’ organizations No longer accepting applications LINK
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance Small Business Administration Businesses with 500 or fewer employees including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons, private non-profit organizations or 501(c)(19) veterans’ organizations April 3, 2020 – December 31, 2020 LINK
Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program Small Business Administration Businesses with 500 or fewer employees including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons, private non-profit organizations or 501(c)(19) veterans’ organizations April 1, 2020 – March 13, 2021 LINK
SBA Debt Relief Small Business Administration Current and new SBA 7(a) Loans Loans issued prior to September 27, 2020 LINK
Lender Match Small Business Administration Free online referral to match businesses with 500 or fewer employees to SBA-approved lenders within 48 hours Ongoing LINK
Contracting Assistance Programs Small Business Administration Federal service contracts based on business location or ownership Ongoing LINK
Save Small Business Fund The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Businesses with 3 to 20 employees. Be located in an economically vulnerable community, and have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. No longer accepting applications LINK
Payroll Tax Credit CARES Act Cannot accept PPP loan. Must be fully or partially closed or have 50% drop in quarterly gross receipts. March 27, 2020 – December 31, 2020 LINK
Employee Retention Tax Credit CARES Act Cannot accept PPP loan forgiveness. Must be fully or partially closed or have 50% drop in quarterly gross receipts. Credit only applies to wages paid after March 12, 2020 and before January 1, 2021. 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. September 15, 2020 - November 2, 2020 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. September 15, 2020 - December 15, 2020 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.
Ongoing PDF
2021 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. March 16, 2021 January 20. 2021 - EPA DIESEL EMISSIONS REDUCTION ACT (DERA) NATIONAL GRANT