The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering funding for the Governor’s Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI).
DHCD’s MD-SERI ENTERTAINMENT VENUES will be for the state’s nonprofit AND for-profit live music and performance venues, live entertainment promoters and independently-owned local movie theaters whose primary mission and work substantially contributes to the economic development and now economic recovery of Maryland communities through employment, visitor driven events, programs and performances. This pertains only to the funding allocation for MD-SERI Entertainment Venues and provides a preview of the application which is projected to be available online Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Separate NOFAs for Tourism Nonprofits and Main Street are also available from DHCD: www.dhcd.maryland.gov
An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
Restaurants are NOT eligible to apply unless they have a separate subsidiary business entity that meets one or more of the criteria below:
MD-SERI: Entertainment Venues funds can be used for one or more of the following:
The maximum grant request amount is $500,000 and the minimum amount is $75,000.
Requested funding amounts should be based on the applicant’s ability to:
An applicant must also meet all of the following criteria:
Applicants will be required to register with the Maryland OneStop Portal. OneStop is the central hub for Maryland State licenses, forms, certificates, permits, applications, and registrations and can be accessed here: https://onestop.md.gov
It is recommended that applicants register in advance of the application round opening.
In addition to basic organizational information, such as the venues’ official mission statement/primary purpose, the following information and attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for an application to be considered complete. Space to answer will be very limited; it is recommended that applicants prepare answers and gather required attachments in advance of the opening of the on-line application.
All of the following attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for the application to be considered complete: