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Month: May 2020

Maryland Business Express: We’re Here to Help File Annual Reports & Personal Property Tax Returns

As you know, the 2020 deadline to submit Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns has been extended until July 15, 2020. To avoid the paper backlog, Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation are encouraging customers to complete transactions online. Government offices statewide remain closed to combat the spread of COVID-19

USDA to Provide $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Rural Businesses and Ag Producer

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive

MARBIDCO: Pandemic Adjustment Funding Now Available

Governor Hogan Announces Pandemic Adjustment   Funding for Agricultural, Forestry, and Seafood Businesses Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) will receive $2.2 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to help Maryland agricultural, forestry, and seafood businesses make operational adjustments caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. MARBIDCO will be using half

Commerce Update: Business Reopening Guidance

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know on Southern MD Non-profits – A great resource here locally, please visit this link for resources available to our non-profit community in Southern MD, courtesy of the cool people at the Nonprofit Institute at the CSM. https://www.csmd.edu/community/institutes/nonprofit-institute/ Tools to help you open or prepare to open your business – CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Guide for Public Spaces, Workplaces,

USDA Supporting Local Economies During and After Pandemic Response

Thank you for registering for yesterday’s peer learning webinar Supporting Local Economies During and After Pandemic Response, and thanks again to our speakers and to everyone who provided ideas and resources in the chat box.  I am writing to follow up with several links to webinar resources and additional information.  The webinar slides are available

Community Development Network – COVID 19 Updates

COALITION URGES RENTAL ASSISTANCE NOW! The Public Justice Center, the Homeless Persons Representation Project, and the ACLU of Maryland urged Governor Hogan to immediately extend and expand the statewide moratorium on evictions and utility shut-offs in Maryland. In an April 30, letter, the coalition sought a commitment to an emergency allocation of federal CARES Act

RMC Grant Information Webinar Open for Registration

The Rural Maryland Council will conduct a virtual information sessions to review program guidelines and criteria for the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) and the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) for FY2021 as well as answer questions from participants. Webinar Date: Friday, May 8th 10:00 to 11:00am Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register Log-in information