COVID-19’s impact on JHTV stakeholders – staff, inventors, industry partners, students, startups – is immense. Meanwhile, the contributions of the Johns Hopkins community to this crisis – including tracking, treating, testing, and thought leadership – is also a source of great pride. This page provides some frequently sought information about the pandemic and useful resources, including COVID-19-specific funding. Our staff is also here to help – albeit virtually!

Johns Hopkins University Information

Johns Hopkins maintains a live website containing key resources, internal messages, and frequent updates for the Johns Hopkins University community.

Maryland-based Business Information

Maryland is currently in a state of emergency. Governor Larry Hogan and all state agencies are working diligently to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across the state. Please explore these resources for information on how you can keep yourself, your family, and your workers safe. These sites are updated regularly.

Funding Opportunities

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, is offering a new economic relief initiative to benefit socially and economically disadvantaged and rural early-stage technology-based businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding should be available by early-February 2021. If you are a socially disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged, or a rural-based business in Maryland that has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, more info about the funding will be available here soon.

SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The City of Baltimore and Goldman Sachs and Lendistry are providing $10 million in potentially forgivable SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans to help vulnerable Baltimore City small businesses, including non-profit organizations, weather the economic impact of COVID-19. Please note, this program is only for Baltimore City small businesses.

Webinars

Navigating the CARES Act for Life Sciences Companies in the BioHealth Capital Region Webinar

DLA Piper and BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) present an overview of the key provisions for BioHealth Capital Region Life Sciences companies in the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act stimulus package via webinar.

Additional Resources