COVID-19 Business Resources

Important Links

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COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund

Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Labor have launched the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, designed to support businesses undergoing economic stress due to the pandemic by preventing or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs. The award (up to $50,000 per applicant) will be a quickly deployable benefit and customizable to the specific needs of your business to minimize the need for layoffs. The Department of Labor is accepting grant applications from small businesses for awards from now through 30-days after the State of Emergency ends, subject to funding availability.  Please visit the website below for the application and further information:


Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs

                Maryland has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency assistance provides interim relief and proceeds that can be used to pay cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other mission-critical cash operating costs.

                If you are a Maryland-based business impacted by the Coronavirus with under 50 full- and part-time employees, or a Maryland manufacturer, the program link is below to determine your qualifications for this assistance:

Maryland’s COVID-19 Business Response and Resources

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US Chamber Cares Act Guide

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PPP Application – Sample Form

FFCRA -Paid Leave Requirements Chart