PBMares Cares 2021 Grant Recipients

II. Economy

Financial Stability | Provide a pathway to economic success

Grants awarded in this category totaled $45,000

maryland womens business center

Maryland Women’s Business Center (Rockville Economic Development)
Northern Region (Baltimore | Fairfax | Rockville)

Focused on working with diverse women to start/grow local enterprises and position them for long term grown through individual counseling, facilitated peer group support, and access to specialized resources and capital. The WEgrow Maryland program helps business owners understand the financial basics of their businesses and understand key financial documents.

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Dress for Success Central Virginia
Central Region (Fredericksburg | Harrisonburg | Richmond | Warrenton)

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Academy provides women the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to launch, improve, and expand their businesses. Funds will provide materials, micro grants, office supplies, and academy stipends.

Wash Away Unemployment

Wash Away Unemployment – Shop Broad Project
Coastal Region (New Bern | Morehead City | Newport News | Norfolk | Williamsburg)

Creation of the Shop Broad Project by allowing members of the Greater Five Points Community- a low income area- the opportunity to build sustainable small businesses to include funding micro loans and training.


Coastal Region (New Bern | Morehead City | Newport News | Norfolk | Williamsburg)

Support of the regional resource center by scaling the events calendar functionality to provide entrepreneurs with the ability to integrate themselves within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.