Restaurant Grant Relief Program:

Funds to support Dorchester County restaurants that have experienced a COVID-19 disruption. Applications will be available on the Economic Development Website until November 13th. Paper copies are available Monday through Friday (8:30 AM-4:30 PM) at the Economic Development office located at the Eastern Shore Innovation Center, 104 Tech Park Drive in Cambridge. Eligible businesses will receive $10,000 for qualifying expenses.

Delivery Instructions By Email:

Mail/Delivery: Restaurant Grant Relief Program, c/o Dorchester County Economic Development, 104 Tech Park Drive, Cambridge MD 21613


  •  Must be in Good Standing with the state of Maryland and Dorchester County
  •  Have a physical address in Dorchester County
  • Must demonstrate pandemic business interruption shown through internal sales records to compare between periods

Qualifying Expenditures:

  • Working capital, such as rent, payroll, and job training
  •  Purchase of equipment and services to expand outdoor dining, such as tents, heaters, warmers, and carts
  • Infrastructure improvements, such as HVAC system upgrades
  • Technology to support carryout and delivery
  • Purchase of PPE and disposable food containers and utensils
  • Sanitization services