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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Nonprofit and Government Resources - Financial Regulation

(This page is updated regularly. Last update May 5, 2020.)

This page contains links to state and federal government resources for Maryland consumers and small businesses.

In addition to government resources, there are many FREE or reduced-cost legal service and nonprofit agencies in Maryland. These agencies can help you manage the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct support services, guidance, and advocacy.

Below are resources that provide referrals to local nonprofits for your specific situation or needs:

  • Maryland HOPE hotline: 1-877-462-7555
    Referrals for pro bono or reduced-fee legal assistance, foreclosure prevention, housing counseling, credit counseling, consumer advocacy, and local community development agencies. This hotline is administered by the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development.
     
  • 2-1-1 Maryland (dial 211)
    Referrals for assistance with: food; utilities; shelter; health, including mental health and substance abuse; domestic violence; family support services for children, seniors, and the disabled; legal and tax issues; and veterans services.

STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Maryland Unites: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
(includes COVID-19 “A-to-Z Resources Guide” for Marylanders)

Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rumor Control
(to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Businesses
(comprehensive list of resources for employers and workers, including information on new programs for financial assistance, state guidance, and FAQs)

Maryland Department of Commerce: Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses
(information on Maryland programs for small businesses and manufacturers)

Maryland Department of Labor: Division of Unemployment Insurance
(unemployment information, including updates for new benefit programs and how to apply)

Maryland Department of Labor: Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation
(resources on debt, loans, banking and other financial services, and information for reporting fraud and consumer complaints)

Comptroller of Maryland
(state tax resources and assistance, including new filing deadlines)

Maryland Office of the Attorney General: Consumer Protection Division
(COVID-19 consumer FAQs and hotline information for reporting price-gouging, fraud and business complaints)

Maryland Insurance Administration: Updated Pandemic Information
(COVID-19 related information and resources about health and other types of insurance)

Maryland Department of Human Services: COVID-19 Preparedness
(family support resources and DHS response including COVID-19 Benefit FAQs and Tips for Parents)

Maryland Department of Aging: Senior Call Check Program
(free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents)

Maryland Department of Health: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak
(state updates on COVID-19 outbreak and public health guidance)

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force
(official website of the federal COVID-19 Task Force)

U.S. Small Business Administration: COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
(information on federal programs for small business assistance)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Coronavirus Tax Relief
(federal tax information and assistance, including economic impact payments and deadlines)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Coronavirus Rumor Control
(myths and facts about the coronavirus/COVID-19)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
(learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams and fraud)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Protecting your finances during pandemic
(information and resources for consumers and caregivers on loans and debt)

Government Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(comprehensive list of government resources and federal agency COVID-19 responses)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(federal updates on COVID-19 outbreak and public health guidance)

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