Resources for Businesses and Employees

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The Coronavirus has affected the Fell’s Point business community in so many areas – everyone is affected.  Fortunately, the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore provides programs to help residents, businesses and employees in emergency situations.  FPMS is compiling this list of helpful resources.  Please send an email to the office at if you find a good resource that you want to share.

Business Information 

 Added March 23, 2020 Click here to learn about COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund – designed to support businesses undergoing economic stresses due to the pandemic by preventing or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs. 

 Added March 23, 2020 Learn about Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund, 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.

Added March 23, 2020  – Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund –  offers working capital to assist Maryland for-profit small businesses disrupted operations due to COVID-19.

Click here to go to the Maryland Business Express website that is updated daily with current information on the Coronavirus, Employers & Workers Assistance and Financial Assistance and Taxes.

Click here for information on the Small Business Administration Funding Sources.

Click here for latest information from the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

This database serves as a centralized source of Baltimore Businesses that could use your support during this time!  Businesses should check their listing for accuracy.

Delegate Brooke Lierman has compiled a list of business resources.  Click here.

Liquor Commission for Baltimore City – Revised Guideline – Click here

Loans – New added 3.16.20 

HONEYCOMB CREDIT & The MD Neighborhood Exchange:

  • For businesses needing $10,000-$50,000 in working capital
  • 45-day payment-free period
  • 6-month interest-only period
  • 7.5%-10% fixed-interest
  • for more details, click here.

KIVA & The MD Neighborhood Exchange:

  • 0% interest rate loans up to $15,000
  • a grace period of up to 6 months before having to make repayments
  • for more details, click here.

Community Wealth Builders, Stephanie Geller   443-242-4110.  Click here.  Stephanie can provide support, answer your questions and help to fast track the process.

Unemployment Benefits

Warning: Please be careful when filing for unemployment.  Get your information on websites that begin with  There are fraudulent sites so make sure you are dealing with the State of Maryland.

How To Apply for UnemploymentClick here to file an application for Maryland Unemployment.

FAQ Unemployment – Click here if you have questions about unemployment.

General Information

Maryland Department of Health – Click here to see a map and count (updated daily at 10 a.m.) of Coronavirus cases in Maryland.

Baltimore City Health DepartmentClick here for the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus for the general public

Multi-Lingual AssistanceClick here to get information on the Coronavirus in Spanish, French,Chinese, Korean and Arabic.

Information From HopkinsClick here for Coronavirus at a glance.

Baltimore Gas & ElectricClick here for BGE policies during this emergency.

Gov. Hogan Announces Election Postponements/Changes and Postponement of PreaknessClick Here

Food Distribution in the CityView map of city distribution sites.  Click here for a list of sites by neighborhood.

Employment Opportunities

Amazon is hiring warehouse workers – Click here for more information.