RELEASE: Mayor Young and BDC Announce New Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Fund

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Bernard C. “Jack” Young


City of Baltimore

250 City Hall • Baltimore, Maryland 21202 • 410-396-3835



April 2, 2020

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Mayor Young and BDC Announce New Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Fund

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Baltimore Development Corporation have created a $50,000 grant fund to assist Baltimore City manufacturers with start-up costs related to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Qualifying businesses can request up to $7,500 to off-set costs of equipment, materials, and/or labor associated with the manufacturing of any of the products listed on the Maryland Department of Commerce’s COVID-19: Maryland Critical Needs List.

“It is essential that we provide new and innovative ways to support our local manufacturing, especially during these critical times, said Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young. This grant will specifically support Baltimore businesses in their production of much needed Personal Protective Equipment, including vital wage support. I applaud the Baltimore Development Corporation for moving swiftly to address a crucial need for all of our healthcare professionals, first responders and essential employees.”

These are challenging times for businesses and individuals and we're proud that Baltimore's maker and manufacturing community was able to step up to assist in providing Personal Protective Equipment, said Colin Tarbert, president and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation. BDC's Made In Baltimore program has created a robust network of manufacturers who are able to fill a need and through this grant, will be able to scale up production.

To apply, businesses must complete the application here. Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available. Any business that receives a grant will be required to provide a report to BDC documenting use of funds, including type and quantity of products made, within one month of receiving funding.

Email with all questions about the application process.