Businesses hurt by construction of the Purple Line are eligible for $2.5 million in financial aid allotted by the Maryland General Assembly over the next three fiscal years, a lawmaker said.
As of July 1, $500,000 will be available via the state Department of Commerce, said Del. Jheanelle K. Wilkins (D-Montgomery). Another $1 million will be available in each of the next two fiscal years, both starting July 1, Wilkins said.
Lawmakers had allotted $2 million in “discretionary” funding last year, but Wilkins said the state has yet to provide the money. The state will be required to spend the $2.5 million, she said. Details of how businesses can apply for the help aren’t yet available.