MARYLAND RECOVERY NOW: Entertainment Venues II

Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative Now

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering $10 million to provide grants to live entertainment venues or promoters of live performances. DHCD will prioritize grants to applicants that closed or cancelled live performances due to capacity limitations in response to the pandemic and for which any previously received State or federal stimulus funds, due to the size of the venue, were not sufficient to cover the fixed costs of the live entertainment venue or promoter.


Eligible applicants are the state’s nonprofit and for-profit live entertainment venues and live performance promoters. Live performance promoter must be one that books live music, dance and/or theater shows/performances and the like in live entertainment venues in Maryland.

Notice of Funding Availability: MD Recovery Now: Entertainment Venues II

Sample Application: Entertainment Venues II (Entertainment Venues II)​

NOTE: This document is for reference ONLY, all applications must be completed and submitted through the online application system.

OPENS MARCH 22 at 12:00 pm – Entertainment Venues II APPLICATION​


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.

It is recommended that applicants register in advance of the application round opening.

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