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COVID-19 Resources for Woodland Owners

Maryland Forest Products Declared Essential, March 24th, 2020

Businesses focused on the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper, and other wood products are considered essential to our community during this time. US Department of Homeland Security designated forest products manufacture as critical infrastructure and Maryland Governor Hogan extends this designation to the State level. For your reference, see the CISA guidelines stating, “Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper, and other wood products”: CISA

 

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses

Maryland has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. This emergency assistance provides interim relief and proceeds that can be used to pay cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other mission critical cash operating costs.

If you are a Maryland-based business impacted by the Coronavirus with under 50 full- and part-time employees, or a Maryland manufacturer, check out the programs here to see if you qualify for assistance. 

 

Maryland Small Business Covid-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund

This $50 million grant program offers grant amounts up to $10,000, not to exceed 3 months of demonstrated cash operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020.

·         Grants up to $10,000 not to exceed 3 months of cash operating expenses for Maryland businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 with 50 or fewer employees.

·         Eligible uses include: working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations.

For the most comprehensive information on various relief programs to help Maryland business, this website is continuously updated: COVID-19 Info for Maryland Business

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