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Local Resources

  • Anne Arundel County is offering a Small Business Customer & Employee Protection Grant.
  • Baltimore City has created a grant fund to assist local manufacturers with start-up costs related to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read more. They are also providing $15,000 grants to small business enterprises in certain commercial areas. Apply here.
  • Baltimore County has announced $10 million in new grant funding for small businesses, as well as $100,000 for impacted artists, musicians, and performers. Small businesses can apply on the department’s economic and workforce development website starting May 11.
  • The City of Brunswick has created a micro-grant program with a one-time award of $1,000 with no repayment due.
  • Carroll County is expanding its Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund by $250,000 to include those who are sole proprietors and home-based businesses. Read more.
  • Cecil County is offering a new relief loan program called Cecil Catalyst. An application can be found here.
  • Charles County has created the COVID-19 Business Relief Fund to help local businesses during this pandemic.
  • Frederick County is asking businesses and nonprofits to complete this survey to assess the needs of the community.
  • Garrett County is offering a Small Business Pandemic Interim Loan.
  • The City of Hagerstown is offering grants up to $750 through its Spring Sprouts Grant program.
  • Harford County is offering relief grants to small businesses and farmers.
  • Montgomery County has created an emergency grant program to provide $20 million in funding for those impacted by the pandemic.
    • The Public Health Emergency Grant Program will provide grant funding up to $75,000 to small businesses and nonprofits. The County will also provide microgrants up to $2,500 to cover costs associated with purchasing teleworking equipment. Read more.
  • Prince George’s County is providing $15 million for the COVID-19 Business Relief Fund. Small businesses will have access to loans up to $100,000 and grant funding of up to $10,000. Read more.
    • The County is also coordinating efforts for a public-private partnership, which will provide an additional $900,000 in grants. Read more.
    • Lastly, the County launched its Hourly Employee Relief Fund. The fund is available for laid-off hourly workers who earned less than $19 an hour. Read more.

Federal Resources

Maryland Updates and Resources

Executive Orders

Maryland News

Maryland Resources

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

MEMA is Seeking the Following Critical Resources
  • Unused N95 masks with or without valve
  • Protective goggles in original packaging
  • Unused nitrile gloves in original packaging
  • Unused hospital gowns in original packaging
  • Tyvek coats and bodysuits
  • Bleach, Lysol, cleaning supplies – must be unopened and unused
  • Face shields
  • Hand sanitizer
If your business is capable of providing any of these resources, please contact us immediately. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday hours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cambridge: 3105 Mallard Court., Cambridge, Md. 21613 Visible from Rt. 50. Drop off in the parking circle.
  • Ellicott City: 3291 St. John’s Lane, Ellicott City, Md.. 21042
  • Hagerstown: Mt. Aetna Retreat Center, 10375 Retreat Way, Hagerstown, MD 21742 May also be listed on GPS as 21905 Mt. Aetna Road
  • Silver Spring: 15930 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905 Corner of Route 198 and Good Hope Road. Entrance right off of Good Hope Road, lower parking lot
In an attempt to provide further support for first responders and the childcare providers that are also supporting them at this time, MEMA is also seeking exemptions from purchasing limitations for childcare providers. These industry workers typically purchase items in bulk, and are being hindered by the quantity limitations that are being reasonably applied to the general public during this challenging time.
Items typically purchased in large quantities by the childcare industry that are currently being limited by retailers include cleaning supplies, eggs, milk, cheese, sanitizer, bread, paper towels, and toilet paper. The childcare providers cook different meals for their children so there is not a set menu.
Please let us know if your business is capable of allowing purchasing exemptions for these childcare providers. Industry workers can provide proof of their childcare certifications, and we are willing to work with grocers to determine how best to allow childcare providers to get the supplies that they need. The list of approved first responder childcare providers is available here.
As families across the state continue to adjust to lost income and stay-at-home conditions due to the coronavirus, many are unable to afford the childcare items they need. Food banks are seeking donations of infant formula, wipes, and all brands and sizes of diapers in an attempt to meet this need. If your business is capable of donating these items, please contact us immediately.
Please fill out this form if you are a designated representative of a business which would like to offer the state of Maryland goods or services free of cost, in connection with the ongoing COVID-19 response.


Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP)

We would strongly encourage all members to subscribe to MEMA’s Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP).  This is a FREE State program to ensure business preparedness and continuity of operations during a state of emergency with impact in Maryland. Please click here to sign up.

Virtual Business Operation Center (VBOC)

The VBOC has been activated in response to COVID-19. The VBOC will act as a one stop shop for members for the following:

  • Situational Awareness Reporting
  • Conference Call Information
  • Business & Employee Resources
  • EPA list of disinfectants to use against COVID-19
  • FTA grant programs for cleaning and maintenance of transit systems
  • Submitting COVID-19 related business inquiries

The information in the VBOC will be available for your reference 24/7 as MEMA works to support the Maryland Department of Health in their efforts surrounding COVID-19.

To access VBOC:

  • Please use internet explorer when opening up this link: https://share.dhs.gov/mdboc
  • Log in as “Guest” and follow instructions.
  • Links are not hyperlinked, you will have to copy and paste them on an internet browser.
  • If you download HSIN App on your mobile, you will be able to read content, but not download files.
  • For VBOC technical assistance please email: psector@maryland.gov

FEMA Donations

If you are interested in helping the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, FEMA has established a website (www.fema.gov/coronavirus/how-to-help) with more information. Examples for the private sector include:
  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011).
  • This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be “ACTIVE” at the time of award.
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide details on what you are offering.
  • If you are a hospital or health care provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
  • If you are interested in doing business with FEMA and supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.
  • For all other issues and concerns not related to offering products, services or donations, please e-mail nbeoc@max.gov.
For additional information please visit FEMA’s website: https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/.