Economic Resources

Small Businesses

The Baltimore Development Corporation has created a business impact survey for Baltimore City small businesses in EnglishSpanish and Korean. This information will be kept confidential. Small businesses affected by COVID-19 can apply for the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to receive affordable or forgivable loans. Baltimore City small business owners can apply for PPP through Lendistry.   Please note that the Maryland Grant and Loan programs are no longer accepting applications. 

Unemployment Insurance and Employment

For displaced workers due to COVID-19, please click here for more information. Workers and independent contractors with social security numbers can apply for unemployment here. For assistance getting a job or support, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, and someone will reach out to you within 2 business days.

Gas and Electric

BGE is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges until May 1 and will be working with customers on a case by case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options. See BGE’s coronavirus website available in English and Spanish for more information. 

Evictions in Baltimore City

Evictions are halted while schools are closed. If you receive an eviction notice during the state of emergency, call the Public Justice Center at (410) 625-9409.