More Resources for YOU! 

Continued thanks to all of our small business community [brick and mortar, creative entrepreneurs, contractors/freelance, nonprofits, and social services]!  Below are some more initiatives we were tagged on via social media or were sent to us directly.  Please continue to submit via this link information/initiatives, offerings, initiatives and closings.

Continue to Complete Our Impact Survey


Let us know your feedback. The grant will open on March 24th, and we have asked, are non-governmental contractors, freelancers, and consultants eligible to apply as well. Per the DC Council, "More details will be forthcoming before applications open on Tuesday."

Heartland Capital 

Heartland provides solutions outside Payroll Solutions.  They have provided a package of resources for TLF DC members to bridge the storm of Covid19 by looking at what this means for our small to the midsize business community.  If you are interested in getting more information contact:
William D. Simmons II, Senior Product Advisor
202.491.4202  [M] |
Photo by Neon Brand

Artists COVID-19 Request and Resources

Listen Local First DC, along with Think Local First DC and 70 organizations, artists and activists sent a letter to Mayor Bowser, Councilmembers and Department Directors, with detailed concerns unique to the greater music community. The hope is that there is room for a cultural inclusion addendum to the emergency legislation being proposed. Read the letter here.

In addition, here are some new resources:

Charitable/Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief 
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic facing the country is having a profound impact on the economy and has greatly expanded the need for charitable organizations to provide additional services in an unprecedented manner. Think Local First falls into this sector so we need your help NOW!

Free Online WeatherSTEM Classes for Kids

Since the schools will now be out until April 27th, as of March 20th, The Weather Channel showcased a long time program and resource on March 20, WeatherSTEM. Normally a paid program, this program will be free until April for parents. Take advantage of this program during this time. Photo by Drew Hays.

DCRA COVID-19 Response

Business Licensing/Registration: Any business licenses, professional/occupational licenses, vending licenses, etc. that expire during the declared emergency will be considered valid, and people will have until 45 days after the declared emergency is over to renew their licenses.

**Please note that all of the following can be done online at any time: apply for/renew a business license, register a corporation, form an LLC.

Corporate Filings: Customers filing 2020 biennial reports between April 2nd and June 1st will not incur the late filing fee. The same is true for trade name renewals.
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