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ESSENTIAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Maryland Essential Business List

Maryland Essential Business List

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Essential Farm Worker and Farm Contractor Travel Verification Documents

GRANT APPLICATIONS

Spring Sprouts Grant Program

Reconfigured in response to COVID-19. Open to businesses in the City Center Mixed Use Zoning (CC-MU) Zoning District providing grants up to $750 subject to funding availability. Operating expenses eligible.
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All City Incentive Programs

Learn more about all City programs including Invest Hagerstown, Partners in Economic Progress (PEP), the Hagerstown Revolving Loan Fund, the Opportunity Zone Program, the Enterprise Zone Program, and more.
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Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund

This $5 million incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment and other items identified as Critical Needs Items by MEMA and DGS, that are urgently needed by the State of Maryland, Maryland-based hospitals and healthcare facilities, and emergency and first responders.
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SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FDA is sharing information about best practices to operate retail food stores, restaurants, and associated pick-up and delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard workers and consumers.

CDC Guidelines for Safely Re-Opening Your Business

State of Maryland Unemployment Application

This new application will allow all Marylanders to file all types of claims entirely online! This includes those who are eligible for regular benefits, CARES Act benefits, and individuals who were previously required to file by phone.
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Maryland Business Relief Wizard

The Maryland Relief Program Eligibility Wizard is designed to aid businesses in identifying State and Federal financial relief programs for which they may be eligible.
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Disaster Loan Assistance Application

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters.
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The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist

Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Businesses

Please complete and email form to ssmall@washco-md.net as soon as possible
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Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit for COVID-19 Impacted Employers

MARBIDCO Pandemic Adjustment Loan Fund Program

To help Maryland’s food and fiber producers, harvesters and primary processors adjust to the business disruptions caused by COVID-19, MARBIDCO is offering loans (with a very quick turnaround time) through its new Pandemic Adjustment Loan Fund.
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Maryland Manufacturing Network

Maryland Manufacturing Network is a platform for SUPPLIERS to share their current resources and capabilities and for BUYERS to identify these suppliers and share their current and upcoming needs.
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Paycheck Protection Program Application

Small businesses and nonprofits can apply for forgivable loans for 8 weeks of payroll and operating expenses through the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program
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Guide to SBA'S Economic Injury Disaster Loans

American Hotel and Lodging Association COVID-19 Resources

UNEMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Explained

CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Explained

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Employment Benefits Guide for the Worker in Transition

Employment Benefits Guide for the Worker in Transition

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State of Maryland Unemployment Application

State of Maryland Unemployment Application

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Maryland Workforce Exchange

CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Explained

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Employer Bulk Claims Application

Bulk filing allows the employer to submit a list of employees who have been laid off including their last day of work and estimated return date. EMPLOYEES STILL SHOULD FILE A CLAIM ON THEIR OWN BEHALF AND SUBMIT THEIR SUBSEQUENT WEBCERT OR TELECERT WEEKLY THEREAFTER. Download the form and email it to: ui.bulkclaim@maryland.gov
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Employer Bulk Claims Data Sheet

Bulk filing allows the employer to submit a list of employees who have been laid off including their last day of work and estimated return date. EMPLOYEES STILL SHOULD FILE A CLAIM ON THEIR OWN BEHALF AND SUBMIT THEIR SUBSEQUENT WEBCERT OR TELECERT WEEKLY THEREAFTER. Download the form and email it to: ui.bulkclaim@maryland.gov
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Schedule a Virtual Meeting with the Department of Business Development

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, DIRECTV and Antietam Cable Television have Points of Presence within the county. Washington County is well served and several options are available for broadband services. Resources to help your household find the right internet service plan include InternetProviders.com. Cellular telephone services are available through private local and regional vendors.