The College Park City-University Partnership is gathering information about the status and needs of our local business community during this time of COVID-19.
Please see below a list of resources that you may find helpful.
Here’s a short survey you can fill out to help us learn the needs of our local business community: https://forms.gle/xcth2LYG7hnariBYA
If you are in need of assistance, we would like to refer you to county, state, and federal resources that can help your business. We are also keeping a list of how people can support your business, please see it here and if there’s anything to change, let us know.
Please feel free to reach out to Valerie Woodall firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-649-2477 or Eric Olson email@example.com 240-416-3184.
Are you a small business owner in College Park?
Are you struggling to get by during the time of COVID-19?
Here are a few helpful resources for you to pursue:
1. MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WORK SHARING PROGRAM
A voluntary Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance (DUI) program that provides an alternative to layoffs for employers confronted with a sharp, temporary decline in business. The Work Sharing (WS) program allows an employer to cut costs by equally dividing available hours of work among employees. While working reduced hours, the employees will also be eligible to receive partial Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments based on their reduction in weekly work hours.
Employers interested in more information should contact the Work Sharing Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. MARYLAND BUSINESS RELIEF WIZARD
The Maryland Business Relief Wizard is a tool that helps connect businesses with the resources and programming for which they’re eligible, streamlining the process of finding support.
Apply and learn more: https://reliefwizard.net/
3. PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER COVID-19 FUND
The Prince George’s County COVID19 Business Relief Fund is a $15M fund established to provide financial assistance to businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Relief Fund can be used to support cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other business critical cash operating costs.
Apply and learn more here: https://www.pgcedc.com/covid-business-fund-2020
4. MARYLAND’S SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Maryland’s Small Business Development Center is offering no cost confidential consulting for small business owners and a useful survival guide.
Learn more: http://www.mdsbdc.umd.edu/covid-19-assistance
LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP!
City of College Park information and resources: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/312/COVID-19-City-Updates
UMD virus related information and resources: https://umd.edu/virusinfo
Prince George’s County information and resources: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3397/Coronavirus
State of Maryland information and resources: https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/
Partnership list of resources: https://collegeparkpartnership.org/covid19resources/
Partnership business gift cards information: https://collegeparkpartnership.org/supportbusinesscovid19/