Disaster relief loans available for local businesses

The following information was provided by Worcester County Economic Development:

Governor Hogan has received the Declaration for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance. The links you may utilize to acquire more information are below. Business owners will apply directly via the link on the SBA site. There are resources available locally to assist with the application should business owners have questions or need assistance.

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/ApplyOnline

John Hickman, Director of Small Business Development Center Eastern Region and his team are available to assist business owners in completing the application. You may reach John and his team at:

Small Business Development Center
410-548-4419
Fahedrick@salisbury.edu

Business owners should utilize The Maryland Department of Commerce link for ongoing updates. https://businessexpress.maryland.gov/coronavirus.

To review the details of utilizing the SBA Economic Impact Disaster Loan Fund please visit https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Additional assistance is available for employers & employees including taxes, unemployment assistance, etc. through the Maryland Department of Commerce:  https://businessexpress.maryland.gov/coronavirus

We will continue to keep you as informed as possible in a timely fashion on any and all updates as they are available. We are always available via email or phone to answer your questions. Our most sincere thoughts remain with all of you.

KathrynGordon                                                                                                                      Lachelle Scarlato
kgordon@co.worcester.md.us                                                                   lscarlato@co.worcester.md.us
410-430-8776                                                                                                      443-614-2311

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