Hyattsville has begun to accept applications for the city’s Pandemic Relief Fund from artists and tradespeople.
The list of professions now eligible for funds includes “working artists” – more on that term later – barbers, cosmetologists, pet groomers and tattoo artists working in a business with an address inside city limits. Grants of up to $750 are available for applicants who live and work in the city, and grants of up to $300 are available for non-residents who work in Hyattsville proper.
The city defines a working artist as either a business operated by an individual, or an independent contractor who defines their work as art and can prove that at least 50 percent of their income comes from their artistic work.
The expansion of the program was approved by City Council in early March. The measure allocated $80,000 remaining in the city’s Pandemic Relief Fund for working artists and professional trade workers.
The application period opened April 1. Grants will be awarded until funding runs out.
More information can be found here.