Whole of Darnestown – Small Business Resources

The Darnestown Civic Association is focused on providing information resources to help support our local small business owners during these difficult times.  The following are several reliable sources of information.

Resources for Businesses

Montgomery County has compiled resources relating to COVID-19 from federal, state and local sources here.

The MoCo Department of Health and Human Services has also has compiled links for businesses relating to COVID-19 here.

Congressman David Trone hosted a Webinar on April 1st outlining resources for small businesses.  In it details of Maryland loan and grant programs were discussed.  Any Maryland business can apply for $10,000 grant from the state in addition to applying to the federal programs.

A summary of the presentation can be viewed here.

A replay of the webinar can be found here.

His office also released information on how small businesses can apply for grants and loans under the federal CARES Act. That can be found here.

FAQ’s about the Paycheck Protection Program provision in the CARES Act can be found here.

Economic Impact Payments

The IRS provides information on Economic Impact Payments and help for Small Businesses here.

Small Business Resources from Maryland Senator Feldman

 For Montgomery County residents, Senator Feldman listed the following resources:

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund
Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund
Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund


Telecommuting Policy Template 

If you are an employer and wish to allow your employees to telecommute, here is a template for an agreement for them to do so. In order to adapt to a suddenly working-from-home workforce, Momentum Law Group has developed this fully customizable Telecommuting Policy to help our clients navigate shifting business practices.

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