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MD InfoPortal: A Digital Catalog of State Assistance Programs

Maryland InfoPortal (formerly called Redbook Online) is the best one stop for finding financial and non-financial assistance offered by Maryland state government agencies on the web.

The Maryland Department of Planning, through the State Clearinghouse, hosts this digital catalog and coordinates the timeliness and accuracy of the information with a network of more than 80 sponsoring agencies.

Maryland InfoPortal contains links to 700-plus state programs providing financial, non-financial and technical assistance, and direct development to local government, civic and private organizations, and individuals.

What type of program information is available to search through the Maryland InfoPortal?

--Financial Assistance & Direct Development
--Non-Financial Assistance
--Technical Assistance

Follow this link for full details and search the InfoPortal for assistance programs and the agency sponsor.

Resources & Support for Students with Dreams of Entrepreneurship

The quintessential American dream is to own your own business, and according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, nearly 14% of working-age Americans are doing just that! The obvious questions from aspiring business owners are:

1.    Am I cut out for entrepreneurship?

2.    How do I get started?

No one launches a business without support, so our hope is that our collection of entrepreneurship guides and videos will offer a first point of encouragement for young adults contemplating the difficult, but rewarding path of business ownership. For them we offer the following:

•    An MBA Student's Guide to Entrepreneurship

•    The videos, How to Tell if You're an Entrepreneur & 5 Surprising Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

•    Information on pursuing an MBA with an entrepreneurship concentration

During Disaster Preparedness Month, Ask Yourself: Are You Ready?

Don’t be caught off guard by your insurance coverage the next time a severe storm hits. September is Disaster Preparedness Month and all Marylanders should read their insurance policies carefully to determine what their policies cover and do not cover.

In addition to carefully reviewing your insurance policies, some other ways to prepare for disaster include:

  • Inventory your property. Whenever possible, take photos or videos to support any claim you may need to file later.
  • Determine if you property is insured to its full replacement cost.
  • Keep your policy information in a waterproof, fireproof safe or off-site, such as in a safe deposit box, or scan it and save it to a flash drive that you keep in an emergency kit.
  • Consider purchasing flood insurance. Visit or call 1-888-379-9531 to learn more.

The Maryland Insurance Administration is a state agency that offers guides and general information about insurance coverage at community outreach events and online. Your insurance agent or insurance company can help to explain specifically what is covered by your policy and what is not.

For more information and videos on how to prepare for a disaster, visit the Maryland Insurance Administration’s website, Look for the link to Insurance Preparedness for Natural Disasters under Hot Topics. Also, you can like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at @MD_Insurance.

Disaster Preparedness Flyer

Area Resource Links

Free service offered to Maryland based businesses that are seeking Government contracts at the Federal, State and Local levels.

Deep Creek Lake FAQ - MD Department of Natural Resources

Deep Creek Lake FAQ

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