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RELIEF Act Update - The Maryland Department of Commerce has updated its website with additional details about the new economic relief funding made available through the RELIEF Act of 2021. Tip: Funding is limited. If you have interest in applying for a grant, please get your paperwork ready now so that you can apply as soon as the application becomes available. Watch the above website for updates.

New Vaccine Registration Portal - Maryland residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can now preregister for an immunization appointment at one of the state’s five regional mass vaccination sites by putting their information into one online portal. Go to https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine. Problems registering online? Call 1-855-MD-GOVAX.

SBA Delaware Office hosts twice-per-week virtual call-in/Microsoft Teams sessions outlining the Economic Aid Act’s Small Business Support Programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-launch, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program, the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, targeted EIDL advance, and debt relief, and fielding questions from session participants regarding the programs.  3:00 p.m. EST every Tuesday and Thursdays, until further notice. 202-765-1264, ID: 719 517 021#  or click here to join meeting.

New Resource - Maryland Capital Enterprises has a new website dedicated to Women in Business and Entrepreneurs. Take a tour here: https://womensbusinesscenteratmarylandcapitalenterprises.org/

NFIB Webinar - Breaking News: PPP, ERTC, and COVID-19 Relief Updates from the American Rescue Plan Act Wed., March 17, 2021, 12:00 PM ET. Free. Register here.

Inspiration: The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~Winston Churchill

Md. Dept of Commerce Updates: 3/17/21