RESOURCES

FSC First is dedicated to being a vessel in the county to assist in small business creation and expansion. Are you interested in exploring more financing options on local, state, and federal levels? Allow us to connect you with our partners.

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

Prince George’s County Bolsters Relief Fund

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and the County Council authorized the use of $20 Million from the County’s federal CARES Act allocation to support Prince George’s County businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The new deadline for applications to the COVID-19 Business Recovery Initiative is 11:59pm on Friday, May 29, 2020. All applications are considered on a first in first out basis.

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Prince George’s County Emergency Arts Relief Fund

The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council announce the launch the Prince George’s County Emergency Arts Relief Fund to support the creative community during the COVID-19 pandemic! We are proud to be a partner with the PGAHC for this great effort.

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COVID-19 Relief Fund Resources

Review some of the COVID-19 Business Relief Financing options still available to businesses as of April 17, 2020. This graphic was created by The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (PGCEDC).

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Survey

FSC First strives to put small business needs first. The novel COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses of every size, and it is part of our mission to assist in providing you with alternatives to relief resources during this time. To that end, please take this survey that will only take 6-8 minutes of your time. This will help us find the right solution for you.

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COVID-19 Business Relief Financing Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration, The Maryland Department of Commerce, and Prince George’s County Economic Development offices have developed specific loans and grants that will assist Maryland small businesses who have been impacted by COVID19. This matrix will work as a guide to help you find what loan or grant will be right for you. We are dedicated to assisting you during these uncertain times. 

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Salvation Army of Prince George’s County

Provides emergency assistance for food, rent, utility bills, clothes, furniture and transportation.

4825 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 277-6103

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Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc. (SEED)

Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc. (SEED) is a health and human services agency that provides food, clothing, education, and training, while promoting self-sufficiency and empowerment, directly to low- to moderate-income families and communities. SEED operates an emergency food distribution center and clothes closet, a K-8 public charter school, and a before and after school tutoring program, and is also a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

6201 Riverdale Road
Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 458-9808

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Crossover Church

Provides emergency food and clothing.

5340 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 927-5620

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United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.

Food, utilities and housing assistance for Prince George’s residents. United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) offers various services and programs to assist low and moderate-income families with their bills. Emergency food and shelter, mortgage/rental/utility assistance, food pantry, job training, computer classes, and more are available. They have several locations and offices around the county.

1400 Doewood Ln
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(301) 322-5700

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Bethel House, Inc.

Assistance ranges from free food to limited help with housing and other bills.

6810 Floral Park Road
Brandywine, MD 20613
(301) 372-1700

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Bowie Interfaith Pantry & Emergency Aid Fund

Provides emergency food and financial assistance to residents of Bowie and Prince George’s County.

2614 Kenhill Drive, Suite 134
Bowie, MD 20715
(301) 262-6765

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Elizabeth House/FISH of Laurel

Runs a food pantry and meal kitchen. Financial assistance may be available to provide direct financial assistance to Laurel residents for utilities (will pay up to $100 once a year only directly to the utility provider) and limited prescription assistance for Laurel residents.

Help Line: 240-547-9013

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Martha’s Closet at East Presbyterian Church

Provides emergency food and children’s clothing.

5601 Randolph Street
Hyattsville, MD 20784
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:15 am to noon
(301) 864-1149

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Saint Vincent de Paul

For residents of Prince George’s County that are qualified for MEAP, there may be additional assistance for utility bills. Other services include free holiday meals, shelter, crisis assistance, a thrift store, and possible one-time help for back rent or housing costs.

(410) 727-3523

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Training Source, Inc.

The Training Source offers food assistance to the community. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), helps people with little or no source of income buy food.

59 Yost Place
Seat Pleasant, MD 20743
(301) 499-8872
Email: contact@thetrainingsource.org

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LOCAL RESOURCES

Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

The EDC will assist you in identifying potential sites for your business expansion or relocation. Visit them to access various state and county financing, and workforce programs to help you succeed. EDC will also connect you to several business incentive programs provided by county, state and federal agencies.

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Prince George’s County Office of Central Services

The Office of Central Services provides goods and services to internal and external customers. Visit this office to apply for licensing for your business or rental, taxi licensing, and animal licenses.

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Prince George’s County Supplier Development and Supplier Diversity

SDDD is an advocate for local, small, disadvantaged, minority and veteran-owned businesses who seek to conduct business within the county. The office provides education and training opportunities to ensure businesses have the competency and capacity to meet the demands of procurement and strategic partnership opportunities.

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Bowie Business Innovation Center (BIC)

Are you seeking customized dedicated coworking space, business support and on-site professional counseling to help you with your business development needs? The BIC provides a collaborative workspace for technology companies and government contractors in Prince George’s County.

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Office of the County Executive

The County Executive is the chief executive officer of Prince George’s County Government and is the highest ranking elected official in the county. As the leader of the executive branch of government, the County Executive is responsible for the operation of all governmental departments and agencies. 

The County Executive also implements and enforces the laws of Prince George’s County and provides executive direction to the government. The County Executive is responsible for over 30 departments and agencies such as libraries, public works, transportation and police that are charged with delivering services to county residents.

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Prince George’s County Council

All legislative powers of Prince George’s County, Maryland are vested in the Prince George’s County Council. Visit the County Council to obtain information on zoning matters and land use policy.

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Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE)

The Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement is responsible for coordinating and enforcing standards that control what occurs before, during and after construction. Staff from nine (9) agencies work cooperatively on permit processing, business licensing, plan review, inspections and enforcement. DPIE comprises the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement. Employees from the county, bi-county and state agencies have co-located to the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement in an effort to streamline the department’s processes.

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Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce

Connect with the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce to stay abreast of the information and resources to help you advance your business. The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce has dedicated itself to fostering a sound and progressive business climate for the county by advocating in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis as well as assuming a leadership position in identifying and resolving procurement issues and other matters that concern small business.

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STATE RESOURCES

Maryland Department of Commerce

Are you a new or existing business looking for help to retain workers or expand, or branch out internationally? Are you considering Maryland for your next location? The Maryland Department of Commerce is here to help. As the state’s primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.

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Maryland Business Women’s Center (MWBC)

A go-to source for women business owners in Maryland. The organization works with women entrepreneurs to start, sustain, and grow their businesses through educational workshops, individual counseling, facilitated peer group support, special resources, business tools, and access to capital.

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Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an existing business owner in Maryland, the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free individualized consulting from start-up to established businesses. We also offer comprehensive training programs from those just thinking about starting a business to executive training with most classes at low, to no cost. The Maryland SBDC Network provides Maryland small business owners with access to trusted business advisors who have experience in starting and growing businesses, and more.

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Maryland Department of Transportation MBE Certified

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is the hub for the MDOT State Highway Administration, MDOT Maryland Transit Administration, MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration, MDOT Maryland Port Administration, MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration and the Maryland Transportation Authority. This unique approach provides the state’s leadership with the ability to develop a coordinated and balanced approach to transportation.

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FEDERAL RESOURCES

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Are you starting a business, or interested in learning about small business opportunities? The SBA provides an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in microlending to substantial debt and equity investment capital. The SBA provides free counseling and low-cost training to new entrepreneurs and established small businesses in over 1,800 locations.

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