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 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:

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