ARPA Small Business Relief Program

small business
The goal of this program is to provide financial assistance for all eligible Town of Cottage City based businesses and non-profits as allowed by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to address the negative economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Commercial businesses and non-profits with a physical presence in the Town of Cottage City
  • Operating business and has a Town of Cottage City business permit as of November 1, 2021
  • 75 or fewer full-time employees
  • The applicant must provide bill statements that they would like to be paid.                                           
  • Acceptable Bills: Rent/ Mortgage /Water /Electric /Natural Gas
  • National franchises and chains will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Town of Cottage City property taxes, and other Town bills/obligations are not eligible
  • Vape, liquor, and tobacco businesses, or age-restricted businesses ineligible, if applicable per law
  • Completed Application – Include need for funding, evidence of business disruption
  • Current/valid Town of Cottage City Business Permit as of November 1, 2021
  • ​Provide Documentation to prove eligibility, must include any of the following:
  • Two most recent tax returns
  • Most recent income statement
  • Current Employee Roster
  • Articles of Incorporation/Organization/Formation
  • Current lease or last two mortgage statements