CDBG Microenterprise Grant Program

Hagerstown microenterprise grant program

The City of Hagerstown is currently accepting applications from for-profit microenterprise businesses for its Microenterprise Grant Program.  

Interested in applying for the program?  

Click through the tiles below to see if your business qualifies and then submit our pre-screening questionnaire.  A member of City Staff will then be in touch to confirm receipt of the survey and provide an application for the program.

  1. About the MGP
  2. Business Eligibility Criteria
  3. Income Eligibility Criteria
  4. Eligible Uses of Funding
  5. Required Documents
  6. FAQ

In the 2021-2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan, the City identified the need to improve and expand employment opportunities for low-to-moderate income persons in the City of Hagerstown.  The Microenterprise Grant Program was developed as a means to address this opportunity for growth as well as to assist with the following goals:

  • Support and encourage new job creation, job retention, and employment and job training services for low-to-moderate       income residents
  • Plan and promote the revitalization of vacant commercial spaces; and,
  • Support business and commercial growth through business stabilization and/or business expansion.
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Questions?

Any questions or concerns about the Microenterprise Grant Program can be directed to Lauren Metz, Planning and Outreach Coordinator, at lmetz@hagerstownmd.org or 301-739-8577 ext. 820.