Governor Hogan announces additional $180 million in Maryland economic relief

$50 MILLION FOR HOTELS AND HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES. This sector was among the first to suffer and will be among the last to recover from this crisis. Funding will be distributed by locals for payroll expenses, rent, and utilities assistance.

$30 MILLION MORE FOR RESTAURANT RELIEF. We are providing another $30 million to add to our relief program for restaurants, bringing that fund to $80 million, and pressing counties to immediately distribute this funding.

$15 MILLION MORE FOR ENTERTAINMENT VENUES. This funding will be provided through the successful main street program at the Maryland Dept of Housing, bringing that total to $35 million.

$5 MILLION FOR RURAL BUSINESSES. As part of a new relief initiative, the state is providing another $5 million to help socially or economically disadvantaged businesses, specifically in rural counties.

$40 MILLION TO BOOST TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE BENEFITS. The governor announced $40 million to provide a boost to the Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefit over each of the next six months.

$40 MILLION TO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY PROVIDERS. This funding will go toward accelerating their 4% increase to begin on January 1. More than 17,000 Marylanders benefit from these critical services.

STIMULUS PACKAGE IN 2021 SESSION. The governor pledges to propose a larger economic relief package when the General Assembly returns for the 2021 session.