Crisis Resources

There are many resources that are available during this time here are a few we have gathered
 (with a lot  help from the Harford County Chamber of Commerce) 


Covid Relief Act of 2021- Emergency legislative package: Attachments included

Maryland moved into Phase 1C of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, opened eligibility to all residents 65 and up

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19 with the beginning of Phase 1C of Maryland’s vaccine distribution plan. Over 2 million Marylanders are now eligible for vaccines, including all residents age 65 and older. 

With eligibility for vaccines in Maryland at its highest level to date, the state continues to receive approximately 10,000 doses per day from the federal government – a far lower amount than is needed to meet full demand.
  • Federal vaccine allocations to the state remain limited,-opens-eligibility-to-all-residents-65-and-up.aspx 

Opening of Mass Vaccination Sites, Expansion of Pharmacy Program
New actions to expand the state’s COVID-19 vaccination network, including the opening of at least six mass vaccination sites at central locations, and new pharmacy partners in targeted areas. This growing network will help supplement the vaccinations being administered in hospitals and local health departments.

  • State-Run Sites to Begin Opening Next Week, Starting With Prince George’s County and Baltimore City
  • Vaccinations Expand Next Week to Safeway and Rite Aid in Targeted Areas
  • Broader Distribution Network Will Help Supplement Vaccination Efforts in Hospitals and Local Health Departments
  • Supply is Extremely Limited: 2 Million Marylanders Are Currently Eligible, State Receives 72K/Week From Federal Government 

$35.8 Million in Education Relief Funding Available for Non-Public Schools
Governor Larry Hogan today announced that $35.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding is available for the state’s non-public schools to support safe reopenings.
  • Governor’s Education Budget Proposes Expanding BOOST Program to Provide Scholarships to Attend Non-Public Schools 

An additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms.
  • Grants for K-12 Schools, Community Colleges, Independent Colleges, School for the Deaf, School for the Blind


A lesser known benefit of the CARES Act: Tax incentives for companies that assist employees with student loans  Helping employees repay their student loans can be a game changer for retaining staff and recruiting new employees. Thanks to the CARES Act, a tax incentive is helping more employers do that through 2025. – from Maryland Department of Commerce  


Live Webinar: United States Senator Ben Cardin, Thursday, January 28th at 3 pm on Facebook.  Guest speakers: Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Vice Dean, Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Ernest Carter, Prince George’s County Health Officer, to discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know. Visit to tune in live Thurs, Jan 28th at 3 pm.



Webinar: Key Census Programs and Tools for Business Owners to Use Strategically - 1/27/21 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ET) A deep look into the tools that can help your business grow.  See a live demo of the free Census Business Builder data tool you can use to access data. Q&A at the end. Register here free.


Webinar: Small Business COVID-19 Financial Relief Programs Update - 1/28/21, 9:00 AM
The SBDC Eastern Regional Director John Hickman will discuss the latest 2021 CAREs Act packages, including details on the new federal stimulus bill, and other current resource opportunities for small businesses. After registering, you will receive the Zoom Meeting link prior to the webinar starting.  Deadline to register is today. Register here


Webinar: QuickBooks Basics For Small Businesses - 1/28/21 at 11:30 AM (EST) Learn the different QuickBooks platforms, the basics of QB Online, how to link your bank account, the basics of the chart of accounts and how to pull reports from QuickBooks. Register at


Webinar: Data Privacy - Why it Should be a Top Priority for Your Business  Thu, Jan 28, 2021 2:00 PM EST. Free from SCORE – Click here to register.