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We have started a list of helpful links for business and wellness resources and information, that we hope will guide you through the next few months.  Check back regularly for updates.

Unemployment benefits explained:   

The State of Maryland: 

Interpretive guidance for businesses:

Business resources:

Federal Government

United States Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance:

Assistance for Small Businesses via the Treasury Department:

WAMU Article on Unemployment for Gig and Self Employed Workers

Excerpt:  "The CARES act established a new program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA. It extends weekly unemployment benefits to the following groups:

  • Self-employed individuals;
  • People seeking part-time work;
  • Existing claimants who have maxed out their unemployment benefits (technically called “exhaustees”);
  • Clergy and employees of religious organizations;
  • People without sufficient work history normally required to qualify for benefits."

Professional Photographers of America

We're in this together:

Including a specific page on the Payroll Protection Program:

The State of Virginia

Business resources:

The State of Pennsylvania

Business resources:

American Society of Media Photographers

ASMP is offering valuable webinars and other resources on pressing and relevant Covid-19 business and creative concerns.  Non-members are welcome to register. Fridays are a weekly Town Hall and Wednesdays are weekly presentations on creative and business practice.

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Maryland Professional Photographers Association, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 266, Simpsonville, MD, 21150

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