Members of BDC’s Made in Baltimore program receive grants for PPE production

Seven Made In Baltimore members are among the first nine recipients of a grant fund established by the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) to support Baltimore’s small businesses producing equipment needed by health workers and others in response to COVID-19.

As the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals became clear, the BDC established the $50,000 grant fund, which offers applicants up to $7,500 for expenses related to PPE production. The awarded grants will fund a range of necessary medical products, including face masks, face shields and hand sanitizer, as well as gowns and hazmat suits, and a majority of the recipients are women- or minority-owned businesses.

The grant recipients are:

Citywide Youth Development and Different Regard for the production of gowns and hazmat suits.

Custom 3D Stuff, Maryland Thermoform and Will’s Printing Co. for the production of face shields.

Louthan Distilling and Mount Royal Soap Co. for the production of hand sanitizer.

Quality Mask Supply and SewLab USA for the production of face masks.

To learn more, visit Made in Baltimore’s website.

Source: Made in Baltimore