LET'S GET YOU VACCINATED!

COVID-19 Vaccination Mini-Clinic

 

Sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Development Corporation in coordination with University of Maryland St. Joseph's Medical Center's Community Outreach Team

 

When: Saturday, April 17th

Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Where: Mount Pleasant Church & Ministries

Family Life Center

 

We are back for our second mini-clinic. Space is limited, so please register by selecting the REGISTER NOW link below or tap the clinic flyer to be redirected to our registration site.

 

REMEMBER, you MUST be 16 years of age, or older, to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

 

We are asking for your help in sharing this registration link ONLY with those who are eligible.

 

After this week’s appointments fill up through the registration link, there will be a WAITLIST. If appointments become available on clinic day, you will receive a phone call to come to the clinic within the hour.

 

If there are unforeseen circumstances that require changing the hours or availability of our clinic, we will inform you via email or phone call as soon as we can. Thank you for working with us to accomplish this critical work.

 

REGISTER NOW

(REGISTRATION CLOSES - April 15, 2021)

GBBCC Commends the Biden Administration for the Extension of the Paycheck Protection Program 

From the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber Business Development Committee

 

Washington, D.C., March. 30, 2021— The two-month extension of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program was signed into law by President Biden today.  This is good news for small businesses that continue to need help to recover from the economic downturn from the Covid-19 pandemic.

After a year of struggle small, black owned businesses still need financial relief to rebuild—and accessing these funds have been a challenge with continuously evolving rules for the application process.

We are glad lawmakers approved this extension because it is crucial that small businesses, the nation’s primary job creators, continue to get assistance to recover, as we know this will assist the economy.

We are encouraging our Members to take advantage of the extension of the PPP program to May 31. 

 

To request technical assistance please email the chamber at gbbchamber@gmail.com or call 443 424-2201.

LOANS

·  COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application - The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help businesses during COVID. Apply directly through the SBA here.

GRANT FOR JEWELRY BUSINESSES

·  Halstead Grant  - is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. The grand prize is a $7,500 cash grant plus other benefits. The deadline is August 1st each year. Learn more here.

State of Maryland Financial Resources & Services 

Department of Human Services Resources & Financial Assistance

dhs.maryland.gov

DHSWebsite

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider. Our mission is to aggressively pursue opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide prevention services, and protect vulnerable children and adults.

DHSs website, https://dhs.maryland.gov/, hosts a wealth of information about the agency’s many services and programs, as well as additional resources, for Maryland families and individuals in need of assistance:

• DHS offers several financial assistance options to support individuals and families experiencing trying times. If eligible, you can receive cash assistance for rent, utilities, and many other emergency financial burdens.

https://dhs.maryland.gov/category/financial-assistance/.

• You do not have to weather the tough times alone. DHS services include, financial, medical, and more. Learn more at  https://dhs.maryland.gov/weathering-tough-times/.

• The Department of Human Services is providing updated information to Marylanders regarding our services, operations, and other important resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay informed by visiting our Coronavirus Covid-19 Resources web page at https://dhs.maryland.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-resources/.

myDHR/myMDTHINK Consumer Portal

Marylanders can get information, apply for DHS programs and services, and check the status of applications online at  mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us/dashboardClient/#/home

SupplementalNutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, helps low-income households buy healthy food. Click here to download the Income Guidelines. Apply online: Go to https://mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.usPeople who have little or no money may qualify for SNAP benefits right away.
TemporaryCash Assistance (TCA) TCA provides temporary cash assistance to families with dependent children. TCA also prepares participants for independence through work programs. Click here to download the Income Guidelines. Apply online: Go to https://mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us/ to file your application.
Officof Home Energy Assistance Programs (OHEP) OHEP offers help to Marylanders who are facing potential energy shut-offs or having difficulty paying their energy bills. You do not need a turn-off notice to qualify for assistance; eligibility for energy assistance is based on your income. Please also contact your Local Home Energy Program Office at https://dhs.maryland.gov/office-of-home-energy-programs/local-home-energy-program-office/  to speak to a dedicated OHEP specialist who will guide you through all your options for energy assistance. Learn more about energy assistance at  https://dhs.maryland.gov/office-of-home-energy-programs/
Emergency Cash Assistance to Families with Children (EAFC) EAFC provides cash assistance to families who have at least one child under the age of 21 living with them, and need emergency paying rent, utilities, or other urgent bills. Apply online: Go to https://mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us/ to file your application.

 Full PDF Download: State of Maryland Resources.pdf

On June 30th, Governor Larry Hogan announced another round of small business support. This additional support is part of a much larger allocation of federal CARES Act resources to support K-12 and higher education, small businesses, nonprofits and eviction prevention.
 
$50 Million in Additional Assistance for Small Businesses
  • $45 million will be allocated to expand the Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund. This program, which awards grants of up to $10,000 to businesses of 50 or fewer employees, has provided more than $40 million in funds to 4,073 applicants. These additional resources will be used to help pending applicants.
  • $5 million will be allocated to the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority to provide financing to businesses owned by economically and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs. MSBDFA uses include working capital, supplies and materials, machinery and equipment acquisition, land acquisition, or real estate improvements. The application for these funds will be available on or around July 20th.

Back to Business Website - Guidelines and best practices for Maryland’s companies reopening in correlation with the COVID-19 outbreak. https://open.maryland.gov/backtobusiness/   

Small Business Administration (SBA) Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan resources

The CARES Act established several New Temporary Programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak, Coronavirus Relief Options.

Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business


For resources and more information regarding assistance for businesses in the State  Maryland click here

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