MD Department of Commerce Update- June 3, 2020
Employee Refusal of Recall to Work or Applicant Job Refusal:
If an employee refuses a recall to work or an individual refuses an offer of work, employers must notify the Maryland Department of Labor's Division of Unemployment Insurance (DUI) within 15 days after the refusal in order for DUI to consider whether the refusal will affect the individual's benefits. Notification should be sent to DLUI‑DLLR@maryland.gov with the following information: date of offer, date of refusal, name and SSN of the individual, company name and Maryland Unemployment Insurance employer account number.
Grant Awards to Maryland non-profit organizations
Maryland Humanities has awarded $515,000 in grants to 100 Maryland nonprofits, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the CARES Act.
Grant Opportunities for Businesses:
Hello Alice is administering grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 "Business for All" grants to help small businesses in crisis. Applications for COVID19 Grants close on July 16, 2020, at 11:59 PM.
The Entrepreneurial Dream Project is a $100,000 non-dilutive grant fund and mentorship program benefiting new businesses that are building during #COVID19. Submissions are open through June 15th, 2020.
FEDEX #SupportSmall Grants - FedEx has committed $1 million to grants for small businesses in the U.S. Each grant recipient will receive $5,000 plus a $500 credit from FedEx Office that can be used for printing banners, posters, floor graphics, custom branded boxes, and more.