About Small Business Lending in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's portfolio of small business lending programs provides gap financing and other business growth tools to new and expanding small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Sustainable Communities throughout the State.

Maryland-based small businesses, local development corporations and nonprofit organizations whose activities contribute to a broader revitalization effort, and whose projects are intended to promote investment in commercial districts or town centers, are eligible to apply. Priority is given to projects that strengthen neighborhood commercial districts and are part of a greater revitalization strategy.​​​