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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Helping City of Annapolis Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The City is facing tough times as we work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Our local small businesses have been hit especially hard. The City’s Office of Economic Development collected resources to share. 

In the recently passed federal government stimulus bill, known as the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislators offered a temporary boost to unemployment compensation, emergency assistance to workers typically left out, supports and increases in funding for federal nutrition programs like SNAP, TEFP and Child Nutrition Programs while school is out of session. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has received an additional $562 in loan funding and more. Please review the following documents to better understand the individual programs and how funding may impact your business: 

In addition, the Office of Economic Development has also gathered resource guides for state and local programs, including: 

  • Business Resources - Links include: Maryland Department of Commerce. Maryland Department of Health. Comptroller. Maryland Emergency Management Agency. Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation).
  • Workforce Assistance - Links include US Department of Labor, filing for unemployment , emergency health insurance sign-ups, food and social service programs, job training
  • Small Business Relief - Links include small business loans, emergency grants, the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund and more. 
  • Recursos para Negocios 
  • Annapolis City restaurant carryout and delivery map

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