The Maryland Department of Commerce has received more than 20,000 applications for a grant program, designed to help small business and non-profits suffering financially, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Of that number, 2700 applications have been approved, totaling about $26 million in relief. The fund, established by Governor Hogan last month, totaled about $50 million to help small businesses and non-profits. The state stopped accepting applications on April 6th. The grants, up to $10,000, have been given to those businesses.