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Md. Dept. of Commerce Update: 05/08/2020
July 29, 2021

Happy Friday!

Fast-Track Program for COVID-19 Test Development - The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities.

See webpage and press release, for details.

(Federal) Secretary of Commerce allocates $300 million in CARES Act aid to U.S. fishermen and seafood industries impacted by COVID-19. Maryland slated to receive $4,125,118* Find additional NOAA financial assistance information here: website

Are you ready to re-open? How can you do it safely? Do you still need a cash lifeline? Join Inc. for answers to critical issues. Friday, May 8, 2020 12:00 pm ET Reserve Your Free Spot


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Got enough hand sanitizer to open your business? Need masks or other PPE supplies?  

New Site: has separate tabs for suppliers and buyers. The State Department of Commerce joined with MD MEP to create the Maryland Manufacturing Network Supplier Portal. Those looking to purchase essential items can use the website's search feature to find products. Suppliers can fill out a survey listing what they produce or request help to switch over to making essential items.

Get the Guide : The Maryland SBDC has prepared the "COVID-19 Small Business Survival" Guide (updated 5.4.20) to provide education and resources to guide business owners.  It is one of the most comprehensive guides I have found. Check it out. Also attached as a PDF.  Quiz on Monday! J

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