COVID-19 Resources for

Government Contractors

The Maryland PTAC is here to help provide some answers on how to respond to the challenges that come with the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to contact us on the phone (301-405-6550) or through email at ptapadmn@umd.edu for assistance with questions and challenges your business might face as a result of this pandemic. Our offices are currently closed and we are offering counseling and training services strictly through online communications, due to the quarantine. We will be updating this list as we get more information so please bookmark this page so you can check it every day.

  • As of 3/23/20, Governor Larry Hogan has ordered all non-essential businesses, organizations, establishments, and corporations to close. Along with this, he announced a $175 million relief package to assist employees, small businesses, and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on resources for businesses in the state of Maryland, visit the Governor’s Information for Businesses site here. You can follow Governor Hogan's daily updates here

  • The entire state of Maryland has received the official designation for SBA assistance. Click here to apply directly to the SBA for low-interest loans through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.​

CDC Guidance for Businesses
  • The U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19. Read more here.
     

  • The interim guidance is intended to help prevent workplace exposure to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The interim guidance includes recommended strategies for employers to use now; planning for a possible COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.; planning considerations; and considerations for creating an infectious disease outbreak response plan.
     

  • For the complete CDC interim guidance plan, and additional resources and information from the CDC, click here.

Guidance and Loan Resources
  • Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply.
     

  • The Maryland small business COVID-19 Emergency Relief $50M Grant Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland small businesses and nonprofits with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Click here to apply

  • For information on potential scenarios current government contractors may find themselves, Pillsbury Law has an article meant to help you prepare. They also have an article that explains the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and what it could mean for your organization. Find that analysis here.
     

  • The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released information to assist agencies in managing federal contract performance issues impacted by COVID-19 here.


  • The Maryland Department of Labor has launched the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, meant to minimize unemployment through an (up to) $50,000 award. Find out more here.

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses Booklet
  • The California SBDC developed this booklet of business resources that catalogs the various options your business has to deal with this pandemic.
     

  • The Maryland SBDC has created a COVID-19 business survival guide - download it here.

COVID-19 Affected Business Survey
  • Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation is working to compile information about businesses and organizations affected or impacted by the COVID-19 national emergency. This information will be provided to county, state, and federal resource partners. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Click here to complete the survey. Upon completion you will be redirected to AAEDC's "Newsroom" page for the latest information they have available for Anne Arundel County businesses/organizations. 

Other Helpful Resources
  • SBA FAQ guidance on COVID-19 for business here.

  • IRS FAQ about business taxes during COVID-19 here.

  • Maryland COVID-19 information for business here.

  • Maryland MEP resources and support here.

  • The Maryland Farmers' Market Association is compiling a list of farms, farm markets and stands open for business. Please help us share this list. If your farm or farm market is not included on this list, please contact MFMA to be added. For a complete list of essential businesses, click here.

  • **COVID-19 NAM Components Survey- The White House has further inquired about component parts to aid the nation’s COVID-19 response. The National Association of Manufacturers is aiming to quickly collect information about your potential to donate, produce and ship the following components listed below. Please fill out the information here.

  • COVID-19 GOV CON webinar by consultant, Jennifer Schaus . Watch it here.

  • NFIB COVID-19 Resources.

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