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Laurel Mayor Craig Moe and the City of Laurel have created the Laurel Strong COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program. The program will award grants in the amount of $500 to $10,000 to businesses located within the city that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capital for this program is provided by CARES Act funding granted to Prince George’s County. The city has dedicated a total of $335,000 to the Laurel Strong Grant Program.

The Department of Economic & Community Development will host a virtual information session about this grant opportunity on Monday, August 31, at 6 p.m. No registration is required for this virtual event; make contact at or by calling 571-317-3122 (Access Code: 679-707-173).

The event will be recorded and posted to the city’s website, Facebook page and LaurelTV’s YouTube channel at on Tuesday, September 1.