Small Business Federal and State Financial Assistance

Government assistance programs are here to help your business

Sandy Spring Bank is here for you during this challenging time. All of us are focused on the health and safety of our business partners, families and communities in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and resources are available to help you weather this storm, retain employees and to pay operating expenses.

Assistance programs have been announced by the federal government and state governments for small businesses. Please note that banks do not administer these funds.

Federal Assistance Programs

For the Small Business Administration's (SBA) coronavirus relief options, please visit:

Other SBA Programs
SBA provides a number of loan resources for small businesses to utilize when operating their business. For more information on loans or how to connect with a lender, visit:

State Government Assistance Programs


Maryland’s state and local assistance for businesses are available at

District of Columbia

Information and updates for D.C. businesses are available at


Virginia’s support and resources for businesses are available at

Information is current as of May 7, 2020, and is subject to change.