Suppose you’re a business located along the Purple Line Construction Impacted Corridor. In that case, you may be eligible for $5,000 – $10,000 in assistance from a grant sponsored by Prince George’s County and the Maryland Department of Commerce.

Construction of the new Purple Line transit system in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties is a development project affecting many businesses along the 16-mile construction route. The design and construction of the new transit system is a 10-year project that began in 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2026. This period of disruption can be financially devastating for diverse small businesses. For eligible businesses, the Purple Line business assistance grant can help relieve some of the pressure from this disruption.

Qualifying business owners can apply for the Purple Line Business Assistance Grant through FSC First. Conditions for the funding are: the business is adjacent to the construction project, the business is in good standing with the State of Maryland, the business is open and operating (start-ups are not eligible), and Purple Line Construction, restrictions, or COVID-19 closures impact the business.

We have $1M in Purple Line grant funds available that can be used for working capital to sustain operations (i.e., rent, utilities, insurance, inventory), to rehire or retain employees, and for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (i.e., masks, gloves, etc.). Diverse small businesses are encouraged to apply for the Purple Line Business Assistance Grant to get their needed support.

We held a webinar in English and Spanish to walk business owners through the application process screen by screen. You can access recordings of these webinars from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Follow the links below to access the webinar recordings:

For Spanish go here.

For English go here.

Apply for the Purple Line Grant here.


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