City of Annapolis COVID-19 Resources
The City of Annapolis Office of Economic Development endeavors to keep you informed of resources and programs available to support you and your small business during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below are the Economic Development webpages for COVID-19:
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @annapolisecon where we continue to share information from the City of Annapolis and our partners.
As a reminder, the City's Office of Emergency Management's call center is available for non-emergency inquiries at 410-260-2211. For specific medical questions please call the Department of Health Warm Line at 410-222-7256.
Citywide Dining and Shopping Event on Wednesday June 3
On Wednesday, June 3 starting at 4 p.m., the City of Annapolis will play host to a citywide outdoor dining and shopping event. Some roads will close so that tables can be added to increase capacity for stores and restaurants. The event is similar to the summertime “Dining Under the Stars” events on West Street.
Request a Business Counselling Session with our Task Force
The Annapolis Small Business Recovery Task Force's Business Advisory Committee provides free counseling to Annapolis small business owners. If you would like business advice from a member of the committee, please fill out the intake form. Areas of support include: cash management, finance, management and operations, ecommerce, information technology, legal, human resources, and marketing assistance.
Small Business Customer & Employee Protection Grant Program Now Taking Applications
The Small Business Customer and Employee Protection Grant Program is designed to assist local businesses purchase products and services needed for safe reopening in compliance with COVID-19 regulations. The program is supported with $ 5 million from the county's allotment of funding from the federal CARES Act and will be managed by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC). The online application portal is now online. You may now create an account and complete the entire application process.
Visit Annapolis Turns Memories into Cash for Area Businesses
Visit Annapolis has kicked off a “Remember When…” campaign that’s designed to capture some of the many memories that are likely to come to mind as more area businesses re-open with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and residents and visitors begin patronizing some of their favorite haunts once again. Visit Annapolis will review the submissions and present awards of $500 each for up to six businesses.
Join the Connected Home and Small Business Demonstration
BGE is offering 50 businesses in Annapolis, MD an opportunity to participated in the Connected Home and Small Business Demonstration. Participants will receive a wide variety of connected technology for their business including smart light bulbs, motion sensors, flood detectors and more. Participants must have a business in Annapolis and have been in the same location for 3 years with the intention of staying another 12 months. In exchange for the technology, BGE is asking for feedback in the shape of answering 2-3 surveys and potentially participating in a focus group.
Statewide List of Businesses Offering Outdoor Dining
With the resumption of outdoor dining now a permissible Phase One activity, Comptroller Franchot is compiling a statewide list of establishments offering outdoor dining to share with the public. Please contact the Comptroller's office if you would like to be added to the list.
There's Still Time to Be Counted in the Census
Businesses are asked to encourage their employees, customers, and communities to fill out their census forms to ensure an accurate count of all people in Maryland for the 2020 Census. An accurate count is crucial for Maryland to obtain the maximum amount of federal assistance for numerous programs and resources in communities across the state.