With more than $11,805.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $9,405.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Maryland. There are 109,087 business establishments in the state of Maryland, and they break down to the following:

Maryland Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 62,872 registered businesses in Maryland have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 18,403 registered businesses in Maryland have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 11,916 registered businesses in Maryland have 10-19 employees.
  • 10,546 registered businesses in Maryland have 20-99 employees.
  • 2,704 registered businesses in Maryland have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 2,646 registered businesses in Maryland have over 500 employees.

Maryland Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 19,317 registered businesses in Maryland are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 8,151 registered businesses in Maryland are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 10,879 registered businesses in Maryland are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 13,615 registered businesses in Maryland are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 13,000 farms in the state of Maryland.

Starting and managing a small business in Maryland is not an easy task. Over $96,620,659,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Maryland and more than 29,105 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Maryland, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Maryland, contact Maryland financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Maryland are browsing from the following cities: Lexington Park, Rawlings, Brooklandville, Fairplay, Wye Mills, California, Grantsville, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Point of Rocks, Tracys Landing

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants Maryland State Program National Funding Opportunity (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MD CIG 21 NOFO0001056
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Maryland (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R03 1872
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $10,264,620
FY2020 Title X Services Grants: Providing Publicly-Funded Family Planning Services in Areas of High Need – Maryland Service Area Only (apply)

Funding Number: PA FPH 20 002
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Category: Health
Funding Amount: $4,000,000
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 –Maryland (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MD CIG 20 GEN0010726
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Baltimore County, Maryland (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1704
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $7,731,065
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Carroll County, Maryland (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1701
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,517,199
Maryland Funding Opportunity Announcement (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MD CTA 19 GEN0010337
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $300,000
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS' Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2019-Maryland (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MD CIG 19 GEN0010121
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Energy, Natural Resources, Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $75,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Baltimore City, Maryland (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2019 ACF OHS CH R03 1422
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $14,191,501
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS' Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2018 -Maryland (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MD CIG 18 01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000

 

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