HoCo Rise Howard County Business Grants

Round 5 – HoCo Rise Assistance Grants for Non-Profits applications are now open. The application can be found here.

The application will close on July 31, 2021 at midnight.

Non-profits are encouraged to check their “Good Standing” with all applicable Howard County taxes and fees and the State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT) to ensure their organization is eligible for this grant.


In order to qualify for this grant, organizations must:

  • Be a non-profit, tax exempt organization located in and serving Howard County;
  • Serve one of the following areas:
    • Health and Human Services
    • Youth and Youth Recreation Services
    • Business and Economic Development
    • Workforce Development
  • Be in ‘Good Standing’ with Howard County and State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT);
  • Pledge to that is intends to use the Grant to assist in the continued operation of the non-profit;
  • Provide a 2019 or 2020 IRS Form 990 that demonstrates tax exempt status;
  • Be free of bankruptcy or litigation that would restrict the receipt of grant funds;
  • Submit required documentation (IRS Form 990/W-9/Loss of Revenue); and,
  • Have been established prior to March 1, 2020