Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative

Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering funding for the Governor’s Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI). These funds will support the state’s nonprofit tourism organizations, entertainment venues and businesses across Maryland​.

DHCD is offering the MD-SERI funding through three applications as follows:

TOURISM NONPROFITS

Eligible applicants are the state’s nonprofit and tourism producing organizations, such as museums, cultural attractions, zoos, aquariums whose mission and work substantially contributes to the economic development and now economic recovery of Maryland communities through visitor driven events and programs.

Notice of Funding Availability: MD-SERI: Tourism Nonprofits

Sample Application: MDSERI Tourism Nonprofits (MDSERI Tourism Nonprofits)

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

Read the Frequently Asked Questions​ for more information on eligible applicants, required information and use of funds for the MDSERI Tourism Nonprofits application.

CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 18 - MD-SERI: Tourism Nonprofits APPLICATION

NOTE: Non-profits that are largely live entertainment oriented – theatres, concert halls, etc. – are eligible for funding through the Entertainment Venues application.

ENTERTAINMENT VENUES

Eligible applicants are the state’s nonprofit AND for-profit live music and performance venues as well as independently-owned local movie theaters. Eligible organizations are those that can document their contribution to the economic development and now economic recovery of Maryland communities through employment, visitor driven events, programs and performances.

Notice of Funding Availability: MD-SERI: Entertainment Venues

Sample Application: MDSERI Entertainment Venues 

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

APPLY NOW - MD-SERI: Entertainment Venues APPLICATION

NOTE: Restaurants are NOT eligible to apply unless they have a separate subsidiary business entity that meets one of the descriptions below.

  • Live Music or Performances
  • Independently-Owned Movie Theater, (Not Part of a National or Regional Chain)

MAIN STREETS

Eligible applicants are ONLY the state’s 33 designated Main Street Maryland communities and Baltimore City’s 8 designated Main Street neighborhoods to support the economic recovery of local Main Street businesses and the economic development of Maryland communities.

Notice of Funding Availability: MD-SERI: Main Street

Sample Application: MDSERI Main Street

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

APPLY NOW - MD-SERI: Main Street APPLICATION

APPLICATION ACCESS:

All three applications will be online and 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 rounds opening.

Please continue to check back often for more information and updates
For Questions Email:
dhcd.mdseri@maryland.gov​

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