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Citi’s $25 million Request for Proposals (RFP) for non-profit organizations in the U.S. are actively providing technical assistance to small businesses owned by people of color. Selected non-profits will receive up to $500,000 in unrestricted funding, which will allow them to expand their reach and serve more minority entrepreneurs in need. Deadline for applications is April 12, 2021 at 4 pm. For more details on eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit The following is a related blog post:



In collaboration with the Economic Development Department, Charles County Government has contracted Griffin & Strong, P.C. to conduct a Comprehensive Disparity Study... [read more]



As part of [a] continuing commitment to elevate…rural America, OneLISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. APPLY BY 1/5/21. [read more]




Kaiser Permanente has purchased a 23-acre site at 4149 Crain Highway in Waldorf….[with] approximately 300 staff members, including a number of new hires [read more]




PGM is developing a feasibility study to analyze connecting the Indian Head Rail Trail in White Plains with the Three Notch Trail south of Hughesville. Resident input is requested by Fri, Jan 8, 2021. [read more]




SDAT Reminds Businesses to Verify Good Standing Status. The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) encourages business owners to look up their business’ status on Maryland Business Express to ensure they are in Good Standing with the state… [read more]




Scams target business with fake checks. As vaccine news begins to shape your 2021 business plan, BBB serving Greater Maryland warns that scammers… [read more]




Free Webinar Series: MD Business Rebooted – Next Session: Successful and Purposeful You - Where Abilities and Aspirations Enable You to Soar, Jan. 19, 2021 [read more]




Six Grants You Need to Know About for Your Woman-Owned Business [read more]






Governor Hogan Announces Additional COVID-19 Health and Economic Relief Initiatives [read more]



The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has announced the allocation of $300 million in fisheries assistance funding. The funding is provided…to states, Tribes, and territories with coastal and marine fishery participants who have been negatively affected by COVID–19. [read more]



Restaurant Closings Top 110,000 With Industry in ‘Free Fall’ [read more]



Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order to Waive Charging of COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Benefits to Employers [read more]