Health Department Business Community Vaccine Webinar
AAEDC CEO Ben Birge will facilitate a Q&A which will follow Dr. Kalyanaraman’s presentation. Participants are encouraged to submit questions during registration as there will be no opportunity for live questions. March 18, 2:00 pm. Registration is required.
Main Street Grant Program
Through a MD-SERI Main Street Grant for Annapolis, the Downtown Annapolis Partnership will be regranting $244,000 to downtown businesses. All businesses that meet the criteria for the grant awards are encouraged to apply.
Impacted Workers Support Fund
The Impacted Workers Support Fund provides financial assistance to those Anne Arundel County residents whose employment was affected by the additional restrictions put in place since November 2020. Qualified county residents who were working in an industry that was impacted by new restrictions or lost their job due to the impact of increased COVID-19 cases on or after November 1st, may receive $500 financial support.
BGE Energizing Small Business Grants
BGE is pledging $15 million to assist small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses are able to apply for BGE Energizing Small Business Grants of up to $20,000.
Watch the Annapolis CARES ACTion Group Workshop
The Office of Economic Development recently hosted a series workshops with consultant Patrick Shurney to explain the current round of PPP and CARES Act funding. View a recording of the Annapolis CARES ACTion Group Workshop 1
(Passcode: 62ZS%.Xv) and Annapolis CARES ACTion Group Workshop 2
Nominate Your Favorite Historic Restaurant to Save Local Flavor
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is launching "Backing Historic Small Restaurants," a new grant opportunity to aid restaurant recovery. The program will award $1 million in grants to 25 historic restaurants throughout the United States to help improve, upgrade, and preserve their exterior physical spaces and online businesses.
SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program
On February 24, The Small Business Administration established a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. The 14-day exclusive application period will allow lenders to focus on serving these smallest businesses.
Upcoming Downtown Annapolis Events
Annapolis Oyster Fest
Support your local Annapolis restaurants and waterman at Annapolis Oyster Fest which features Maryland Oysters and local Eastern Shore Brewing beers for both dine-in and carry-out. From March 1 to March 21.
Maryland Day Weekend
Enjoy free and $1 events and tours at historic and cultural sites in Annapolis all Maryland Day Weekend as we celebrate our heritage and culture. There will even be the tall ship the Pride of Baltimore II at the city dock. From March 19-21.
Annapolis Restaurant Week
You are going to love Annapolis Restaurant Week, a popular Annapolis event for foodies including carry-out deals, liquor to-go, gift cards, and the popular dine-in fixed-price menus. From March 20-28.