Please know that your state delegation is working along with our partners in the City, County, and Federal government to see our way through this serious coastal flooding. More details will be rolled out in the days to come.
VOLT Disaster Recovery Relief Program - Anne Arundel County has already launched VOLT an initiative managed by Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation to help businesses recover from the damage. Applications for grants of up to $50,000 will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning, November 1st.
Since the Tornado touched down on September 1, your Federal, State, County, & City representatives have been working together to try & bring financial relief to those who were affected by the storm. The Department of Housing & Community Development has dedicated $4 million in state funding towards tornado relief available through three different programs.
Maryland Disaster Housing Assistance Program
A resource for short-term, emergency rental assistance for families or individuals displaced by a natural disaster as identified by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency or the Maryland Department of Human Services. The program will pay the owner the advertised rent or 100% of the fair market, whichever is less.
How to apply: Applications available through the local jurisdiction for households whose primary residence has been declared uninhabitable. (See Tenant Participation Sheet for more information)
Contact: Multifamily Initiatives and Administrative Team
Maryland Disaster Relief Housing Program
Provides financial assistance in a declared emergency area to a family whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the disaster. The program will allow 20-year loans at a 0% deferred interest rate to affected and eligible homeowners.
How to apply: Single-Family Rehabilitation Application
Phone: Toll-Free 844-369-4150 OR 301-429-7409
Maryland Business Recovery Loan Program
An emergency loan program to assist small businesses affected by disaster or emergency events for: renovations; repairs and replacement of furniture, fixtures and equipment; inventory replacement, and; certain other costs associated with recovery of a small business, including working capital.
How to apply: Maryland Business Recovery Loan Application
Contact: Aisha Taylor at the Neighborhood BusinessWorks Program
You can find more information about these DHCD programs here!
SBA Assistance - Anne Arundel County was included in a recent Disaster Declaration, making businesses and residents affected by the storm eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the Small Business Administration. The SBA has opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) at the Anne Arundel Economic Development center where residents can go to get assistance with their application. This office will only be operating through Friday, November 5th, so do not wait to apply!
AACo’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Anne Arundel Economic Development center
2660 Riva Rd., # 200 Annapolis, MD 21401
Opening: Thursday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
Closes Permanently: Friday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.
Post Storm Contractors - Residents are reminded to only hire LICENSED CONTRACTORS to complete repair or cleanup work (such as tree removal). Using licensed contractors provides you the backing of the State of Maryland so that you are not the victim of scammers.
Each licensed contractor should provide a license identification number (MHIC) which can be searched using the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) website or by calling 1-888-218-5925. A list of some trusted contactors is listed and linked below -
Click here for more tips on how to choose a home improvement/ repairs contractor.
Arundel Community Development Services: ACDS has a Property Rehabilitation Program which can help homeowners with hazardous, unsanitary, and blighting repairs to their homes. A contract specialist will assist you in finding qualified licensed contractors while keeping track of all progress. To be eligible you must
Own a home in Anne Arundel County, and
Meet income eligibility guidelines
To apply contact them at (410)-222-7600 or email them at email@example.com to request an application or download a copy from the website. If you decided to PRINT the application out it is to be mail to:
Arundel Community Development Services,
Inc. 2666 Riva Road, Suite 210
Annapolis, MD 21401
*More information can be found on their website at www.acdsinc.org
If you have concerns involving homeowners’ insurance matters. The People’s Insurance Counsel Division (PICD) of the AG's office is available to help. You can call them at (410) 576-6432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
National Insurance Crime Bureau: If you suspect that you have been scammed due to fraud activities, you can contact the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) by either
Calling 1-800-TEL-NICB (1-800-853-6422)
Submitting a form on www.nicb.org
(Your tip can be anonymous)
Mental Health Help -
Anne Arundel Community Warmline: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week assistance for any mental health, grief counseling, referrals, and any support. They can be reached at 410-768-5522 or at their website: aamentalhealth.org
National Disaster Distress Helpline: Available 24/7, 365 days a year to provide crisis counseling for people who have experienced emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. They can be reached at 800-985-5990
Food Distributions & Resources:
Food Access and COVID Care Warm Line -For a one-stop information hub connecting residents to comprehensive nutrition resources and COVID impact initiatives across the county, call 410-222-FOOD (3663) Monday-Friday, 8 AM-6 PM or email: email@example.com.
Small Business & Employment Assistance:
MSBDFA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund - A MSBDFA Fund that provides emergency financial relief to businesses that have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Maryland Financial Incentives for Businesses - A database of all financial programs and incentives offered to Maryland Businesses.
Anne Arundel American Job Centers - Maryland's American Job Centers - Provides a full range of assistance to job seekers and businesses looking
Arundel Workforce Development Corporation Supportive Services - Provides a variety of career counseling and services designed to help you find your next job.