Resources

Below you will find a number of local and community resources, non-profit organizations, and links to opportunities to assist both residents and small businesses in Annapolis. Additional resources will be added daily in an effort to provide our community with the latest resources. Please feel free to contact us at gives@annapolisgives.com if you have a valuable resource to share with the community.

Money

The City of Annapolis understands that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on our local businesses and their employees. Below, please find important workforce resources, ways to apply for grants, and information to help during this time. 

Check the Status of Your Maryland COVID-19 Loan/Grant

  • All businesses that have submitted an application for the Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan/Grant can now check the status of that application by signing up for a Maryland OneStop account through the Maryland OneStop Portal.

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation 

  • Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation is working to compile information about businesses and organizations affected or impacted by COVID-19 through an online survey. This information will be provided to county, state, and federal resource partners.

Comptroller of Maryland

  • Most Maryland tax payments are extended due to prolonged economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including business-related tax filing deadlines. A June 1 extension applies to certain business returns with due dates during the months of March, April and May 2020 for businesses filing sales and use, withholding, admissions & amusement, alcohol, tobacco, and motor fuel taxes, as well as tire recycling fee and bay restoration fee returns. Business taxpayers who file and pay by June 1 will receive an automatic waiver of interest and penalties. Taxpayers requiring assistance should contact Taxpayer Services at 410-260-7980 or via email at taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov.

Maryland Department of Commerce

Internal Revenue Service

US Small Business Administration

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

US Department of Labor

  • The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies, and their effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. The bill takes effect April 2, 2020 and these provisions will apply through December 31, 2020. For more information, see Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

Maryland Department of Labor 

  • Visit the Department of Labor’s COVID-19 FAQ about COVID-19 and Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance Benefits Administration – Unemployment Insurance.
  • The Maryland Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Program is fully operational. Employees who have been laid off can file a claim immediately (there is no waiting period) by phone or online (recommended). Eligible Marylander’s will be paid benefits through the first day after they were laid off. The state has temporarily waived all work-search requirements for unemployment insurance benefit recipients. 

Expansion of Unemployment Insurance Benefits Under the New CARES Act

  • The federal government recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which includes an expansion of unemployment insurance benefits for Marylanders. The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor opted into providing ALL three of the expanded unemployment insurance programs offered through the provisions of the CARES Act.

Maryland Insurance Administration

Maryland Department of Health 

  • As part of the state’s overall response to the coronavirus, and in an effort to prioritize health and safety, Maryland Health Connection has opened a new special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders.

Maryland Department of Human Services 

  • The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider. The Department aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults
  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Everyone has the right to apply for FSP. 

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation  

Community Action Agency of Anne Arundel County 

Health

Check out these resources for free at-home workouts, including some from local businesses. You’ll find a variety of healthy and fun activities perfect for everyone in the family. Doing these workouts virtually with friends or family that you may be social distancing from is a great way to stay connected!

Mental Health

At-Home Workouts from What’s Up

  • You can find a variety of free workouts here.

Variety of  Free Online Yoga Classes

Kid-Friendly Exercise Ideas

  • Keeping kids entertained and healthy while spending most of your time at home can be tricky, check out these great ideas to get the whole family involved here.

Annapolis YWCA

  • The YWCA is providing all our services including emergency residential placement. The balance of our services is available remotely via secure video chat or phone. Want to support the YWCA to keep these services going? Donate and share our special campaign here.

Food

Anne Arundel County Food Bank 

Virtual Maps Anne Arundel County

Meal Pick Up Sites for School-Aged Children

Local Food Pantries

  • Find food pantries distributing food in Anne Arundel County here.
  • Emergency Preparedness Food Pantry Information is available here.

Educational and Fun Activities

Hands-on Outdoor Learning

  • Check out this link with a variety of outdoor activities to help your children to learn, grow, and get some fresh air here. 
  • Venture outdoors and find a variety of materials to use in these crafts.
  • Anne Arundel County Public Library (digital assets, remote storytimes, etc.)
  • Virtual Events (Spreadsheet by MD Dept. of Commerce)

Encourage Creativity

Bring The Museum Home

Many museums and different public spaces are offering live streams and other learning programs to use online.

How To Help

Coming together as a community now is more important than ever. As a part of Annapolis Strong, please check out these resources for information to make monetary donations, donate blood, and any other donations the county is asking for.

If you find other valuable resources to feature on this page or share with the community, please feel free to contact us at gives@annapolisgives.com.

Resources

Local and community resources that you need to know about

Tip It Forward

Support your local service industry professionals during this time by sending a randomized tip.

Small Businesses

Could your local small business or non-profit benefit from a pro-bono logo and branding project? And six months of free advertising? Apply here.