Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay-at-home order for Virginia residents.
Gov. Ralph Northam is authorizing "rapid response funding" through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to support employers eligible to remain open during the public health emergency. The fund may be used to clean facilities or support emergency needs.
The filing deadline for corporate and individual income taxes has not changed, but the due date has been moved to June 1. Visit tax.virginia.gov for more information.
The Virginia ABC has waived regulations to allow restaurants to deliver beer and wine via take-out and delivery, and to allow licensees to get refunded for product they return to a wholesaler.
The State Corporation Commission has ordered utilities — electric, natural gas, water, etc. — to suspend service disconnections for 60 days.
Mayor Muriel Bowser issues stay-at-home order for entire Washington D.C. area.
The District has established a $25 million fund to provide small businesses with recovery microgrants. Applications and regulations are now available here.
Any D.C. business license, professional and occupational license, or vending license that expires during the declared emergency will be considered valid, and license holders will have 45 days after the emergency is over to renew. Online renewal is available.
D.C. corporate customers filing 2020 biennial reports or trade name renewals between April 2nd and June 1st will not incur a late filing fee.
Gov. Larry Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Maryland residents.
The Maryland Department of Labor has established a $7 million COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund. The fund will provide up to $50,000 per business for any number of uses, among then purchasing remote access equipment and software, covering the costs of cleaning and sanitation services, paying for liability insurance for restaurants and providing fund for training and professional development.
Maryland has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers. That includes a $75 million for-profit business loan fund, a $50 million grant program to support businesses and nonprofits with up to $10,000 apiece, and a $5 million program to incentivize Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment.
Per another executive order, all Maryland licenses, permits, registrations and other state authorizations that would expire during the state of emergency will be extended until the 30th day after the emergency is lifted.
The Montgomery County Council is expected to establish a $20 million Public Health Emergency Grant Program, which will provide up to $75,000 per business or nonprofit that can demonstrate financial losses caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The fund will be accessible to businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.
Prince George's County is "in the process of establishing a COVID-19 Business Impact Fund," to be funded with county, state and private dollars, according to County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering businesses in designated states (Maryland, D.C. and Virginia have met the criteria) low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million for working capital.
McLean's ID.me has unveiled a real-time Slack collaboration workplace, through which accredited health care providers can share information and ask each other questions about COVID-19. Accredited providers can join the Slack channel at no cost after completing an online enrollment at covid.slack.com. ID.me provides secure identity proofing, authentication and group affiliate verification for government and business.
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland will offer pro bono consultations to any U.S.-based nonprofits arts or culture organization between now and June. Interested organizations, please fill out this form.
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Northern Virginia Family Service started up an emergency financial assistance channel for those in need for help with food, shelter, diapers and wipes, and financial support. Apply here or call 571-748-2552.