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ONLINE/TELEWORK ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

CAROLINE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ONLINE/TELEWORK ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

ONLINE/TELEWORK ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE HERE: https://carolinemd.seamlessdocs.com/f/telework2

 

Eligibility:

  • Grant assistance is available for businesses that established online sales or started teleworking opportunities.
  • Have no more than 20 employees.
  • Eligible uses of funds include: Expenses incurred to establish or expand online sales and/or telework during COVID19 (between March 9, 2020 and September 30, 2021).
  • Previous recipients of Caroline County COVID19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grants are not eligible to receive Online/Telework Assistance Program grants.
  • Must be physically located in Caroline County
  • Established by March 9, 2020
  • For expenses incurred on or after March 9, 2020, that have not been reimbursed by Federal, State, or County grant funds.
  • Formerly organized
  • In good standing with Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation
  • In good standing with County taxes
  • Not a major Codes violator
  • As part of the application process, the applicant’s information will be used to establish the applicant as a vendor in the County’s Vendor Registration System (CVRS) as a condition of receiving grant funds.
  • The applicant must not use any of the grant funds for any expenses that are reimbursed by the Federal or State government, losses that are reimbursed by a covered insurance policy, or to reimburse wages to an employee for any time where that employee was eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

 

What the grant funds will cover:

  • Expenses incurred to establish or expand online sales and/or telework during COVID-19 that have not been reimbursed by Federal, State, or County grant funds.
  • New technology or upgrades (Hardware and Software) for online sales or telework
  • Expansion to an e-commerce platform
  • Website Development
  • IT expenses
  • Telecommunication devices, cameras, microphones, monitors
  • Infrastructure improvements related specifically to online sales or teleworking

 

What is needed to Apply:

  • Completed application (available October 11, 2021 on CarolineBusiness.com )
  • W-9 (Form found at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf )
  • Documentation of expenses is required for reimbursement. Note that statements (e.g. credit card bills, vendor statements) are not sufficient documentation; please provide invoices or receipts.
  • The applicant must provide short narrative statement describing the reason for establishing or updating online sales or telework capability during COVID-19.

 

Contact & Questions:

Caroline County Department of Economic Development

info@CarolineBusiness.com

410.479.4188

 

 

 

Caroline County Economic Development | www.CarolineBusiness.com | 410.479.4188

 

 

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