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COVID-19 Community Update

March 3, 2020

With the spread of the novel coronavirus, our member institutions are actively providing information to students, faculty, staff, parents, and other stakeholders. 

Due to guidelines around COVID-19, the Baltimore Collegetown Network will suspend shuttle service for the remainder of the spring semester. We apologize for any inconvenience. Questions and concerns can be sent to

Hopkins University and Medicine has created new website dedicated to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

Please feel free to share with your networks.

The State of Maryland has also created a new website dedicated to providing regular updates.

See the links below for each campus community's most recent statement on COVID-19.

Community College of Baltimore County

Goucher College

Johns Hopkins University

Loyola University Maryland

Maryland Institute College of Art

Morgan State University

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Stevenson University, Class Cancellation

Towson University

University of Baltimore

University of Maryland, Baltimore

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, College Park

Alternative PPP Lenders

A number of local businesses have faced challenges in accessing the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) via their commercial bank. People are able to submit applications to multiple lenders, and can consider community banks, community finance institutions (CDFIs), and credit unions. 

Here are some additional options to consider: 

  • Local lender Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC). Reach out here

  • Regional lender The Reinvestment Fund (TRF). Read more here. Webinar, Apr 27.

  • Online lender Lendistry has a $10M loan fund dedicated to Baltimore City. Apply here.

Additional Assistance - Small Business
Loyola’s Crisis Navigators provide hands-on business assistance. Schedule here.
Maryland’s Relief Wizard tool assesses eligibility for programs. Access here.

Recently, Baltimore City announced a $5.5M economic recovery strategy, which will include small business grants up to $15k, starting May 4. Read more here

Nonprofits & Creatives

Greater Baltimore Funding Collaborative accepts nonprofit applications on a rolling basis. Apply here.

BOPA hosts an Artist Relief Fund. Artists of color are encouraged to apply. Apply here.

MD Arts Council (MSAC) offers Emergency Grants for artists and arts orgs. Apply here.

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