The RELIEF Act of 2021 required that the Maryland Department of Commerce, to the best of its ability, disburse funds proportionately based on population. At this time, applications from most counties (including Frederick and Carroll Counties) are underrepresented.
There is still funding available through the Maryland Small Business Covid-19 RELIEF Grant Program. The application portal will reopen at 5 p.m. on April 30, 2021 and close again at 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2021.
The RELIEF Act requires that the grant funds go to businesses that primarily do NOT collect state sales and use tax. More details on the specific requirements of the grant program can be found here.