COVID-19

Hotel Relief Grant

 

Grant funds must be counted as income for calendar year 2021. Approved applicants will receive an IRS Form 1099-MISC detailing the grant award.

 
Garrett County Government has received funding from the Maryland Department of the Commerce for Round 1 of the Hotel Relief Grant Fund. The Garrett County Hotel Relief Grant Fund is to assist hotels and bed and breakfast establishments that have lost significant gross income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Grant application deadline is Friday, February 5, 2021.
 
To be eligible for a grant under this program, an accommodations provider must:
 
  • Be a provider of an accommodation subject to:
    • The sales and use tax under Section 11-102 of the Tax-General Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland generated to the tax codes 111 or 901; or
    • The accommodations tax imposed by the jurisdiction in which the accommodations provider is located.
  • Be in good standing with the State of Maryland and Garrett County Government
  • Have at least ten (10) sleeping rooms, unless the provider is a bed and breakfast as defined under Section 9-201 of the Public Safety Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland
  • Have at least five (5) sleeping rooms, if the provider is a bed and breakfast establishment as defined under Section 9-201 of the Public Safety Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland
  • Demonstrate a reduction in year-over-year gross revenue of at least twenty-five (25%) for the period of April 2020 through November 2020 compared to gross revenue of April 2019 through November 2019
  • Be open to the public for the provision of accommodations no later than March 31, 2021
 
Definitions:
 
  • A “Hotel” is defined as an inn, motel, club, or apartment hotel that contains at least ten (10) sleeping rooms for hire and is used primarily by transients who are lodged with or without meals.
  • A “Bed and Breakfast” is defined as a building in which separate sleeping rooms are rented and that provides sleeping accommodations for 16 or fewer individuals on either a transient or permanent basis, with or without meals, but without individual cooking facilities.
 
Grant funds can be used for:
 
  • Normal operating expenses, such as rent, payroll, job training, taxes, debt service, or similar costs
  • Purchase of PPE, sanitization services, or other COVID-19-related costs

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For additional information, please contact Kim Durst at (301) 334-1992 or kdurst@garrettcounty.org.