Reisterstown is one of the Commercial Revitalization Districts eligible for the grant. Main Street Reisterstown received official Main Street Maryland designation in September. Photo credit:

Up to $30,000 grants to support holiday lighting, welcome signs, website development, farmers markets, and more

County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced an expansion of the Commercial Revitalization Action Grant program, providing grants of up to $30,000 to eligible business associations.

Baltimore County traditionally offers annual grants of up to $10,000 to business associations in county Commercial Revitalization Districts for projects that benefit businesses in their communities, such as holiday lighting, welcome signs, website development, street trees, security cameras, farmers’ markets, and more.

This year, Baltimore County will make grants up to $30,000, allowing business associations to increase their investment in neighborhoods at a time when so many small businesses have struggled with lost revenue.

Baltimore County’s 18 officially designated Commercial Revitalization Districts are provided support from County officials who work closely with businesses, property owners, business associations and communities to provide a range of services aimed at maintaining the health and vitality of neighborhood commercial areas.

Baltimore County’s Commercial Revitalization Districts are:

  • Arbutus
  • Baltimore National Pike
  • Catonsville
  • Cowenton-Ebenezer
  • Dundalk Map
  • Essex Map
  • Lansdowne
  • Liberty Road
  • Loch Raven
  • Merritt-Sollers Point
  • North Point
  • Overlea-Rossville
  • Parkville
  • Perry Hall
  • Pikesville
  • Reisterstown
  • Towson
  • Woodlawn

For more information about the Commercial Revitalization Action Grant program, visit Baltimore County website or email Applications are open until October 30, 2020.

Olszewski announced the expanded grant program during a tour of Main Street in Reisterstown, which in September officially received a Main Street Maryland designation.

The Main Street Maryland program strives to strengthen the economic potential of Maryland’s traditional main streets and neighborhoods.