Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative

Tourism Nonprofits and Entertainment Venues

Application Deadlines Approaching

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is administering state recovery funds through the Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI). Eligible applicants can receive up to $500,000 in grant assistance for operational support. The initiative will provide targeted support to:

·    Nonprofit tourism-producing organizations, such as museums, cultural attractions, zoos, aquariums;

·    Nonprofit and for-profit live music and performance venues, live entertainment promoters and independently-owned local movie theaters;

·    Small businesses and economic recovery efforts in designated Main Street Maryland communities.

Application deadlines for targeted assistance to tourism organizations and live entertainment venues are quickly approaching. The MD-SERI: Tourism Nonprofits application round will close on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The application round for MD-SERI: Entertainment Venues will close on Friday, November 20, 2020.

For eligibility information and to apply for the Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative, visit

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