May 5th Update from Maryland Department of Commerce

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Here’s a variety of information to help you through this week and beyond. Stay well, Nancy   

Grant – Webinar: Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program – Window 2 – FY 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT  Register here.

USDA Rural Development is hosting this webinar to inform participants about the changes in the program from the first window, review major eligibility and regulatory requirements of the program, and provide guidance on how to submit a successful grant application. There will also be time for participants to ask specific questions about the program or the application process.

Maryland Restaurant Relief Fund

Without question, COVID-19 has put incredible stress on the restaurant industry. That’s why OLD BAY, McCormick for Chefs, and CORECares have joined forces to offer support to local Maryland restaurants impacted by COVID-19 providing up to $2,500 in new grants. More information here https://corecares.org/maryland-restaurant-relief-fund/

Key Considerations for Reopening the Workplace in the COVID-19 Economy

MAY 6 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET Free Webinar, Register Here: https://www2.cbiz.com/covid-19-Reopening-webinar-05-06-2020

A Guide to Employee Temperature Checks – https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/eeoc-coronavirus-temperature.aspx

Grant – Business Owners’ Idea Café Small Business Grant

$1,000 plus advertising opportunities grant is open to anyone who currently owns a small business that has been in existence for at least six months. There are no entry fees and a complete business plan is not required.  https://www.businessownersideacafe.com/business_grants/

Looking for a different Grant?  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/home.html

Track Your PPP Loan Spending to Ensure You Qualify for Forgiveness https://www.friedmanllp.com/insights/track-your-ppp-loan-spending-to-ensure-you-qualify-for-forgiveness

If you didn’t get funding from PPPL, take a look at this tax credit from the IRS as another funding source. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-employee-retention-credit-under-the-cares-act

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