Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases starting in November 2020, stricter restrictions were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Impacted Workers Support Fund was launched by Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation in partnership with Anne Arundel County to provide financial assistance to those Anne Arundel County residents whose employment was affected by the additional restrictions put in place since November 2020.  Qualified county residents who were working in an industry that was impacted by new restrictions or lost their job due to the impact of increased COVID-19 cases on or after November 1st, may receive $500 financial support through this new fund.

Who is eligible?

Anne Arundel County residents who

  • Were working after November 1, 2020 and
  • Were employed in an industry that was impacted by COVID-19 restriction put in place since November 1, 2020


  • Were working after November 1, 2020 and
  • Were laid off due to COVID-19 after November 1, 2020

How to Apply?

Step 1: Click the appropriate link to access the application

Step 2: Complete the short application

Step 3: Upload the required documentation - proof of address, proof of work since Nov. 1, and (if needed) proof of layoff

Step 4: AAWDC staff will follow up with you by email or phone 


Click Here to Apply Today!

Haga Click Aqui para Aplicar Hoy!

Please only submit one application, submitting multiple applications will slow down the review and decision on your application. All communication will be conducted in the language of the application so complete the application in the language you are most comfortable with. 

Por favor ingrese solo una aplicación, al ingresar múltiples aplicaciones usted demora la revisión y decisión sobre su aplicación. Por favor complete su aplicación en el lenguaje en el que usted se sienta más cómodo/a, ya que toda comunicación será realizada en ese lenguaje. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What industries were impacted by COVID-19 restrictions put in place since November 1, 2020?

  • Dine-In Restaurant/Food Service (does not include fast food or establishments with a drive thru)
  • Retail (does not include Instacart, Door Dash, Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, or Liquor Stores)
  • Gaming Facility Including a Casino
  • Indoor Theater
  • Personal Service Establishment (This includes: barber shops, beauty salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, massage parlors and establishments that provide esthetic services)
  • Social Club Including American Legion Post, VFW Post, and Elks Club
  • Performance Venue (indoor or outdoor)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Pool and Billiard Hall
  • Roller Rink or Indoor Ice Rink
  • Outdoor Sporting Venue
  • Cigar or Hookah Lounge

What is the financial support?

Each resident who qualifies will receive a one-time $500 Visa® Gift Card.

How will residents get the Visa Gift Card after they have been approved?

AAWDC staff will contact residents once their application is approved to schedule them to pick up their card at a scheduled pop up distribution site around the county.

What documentation is required?

Two to three pieces of documentation are required to apply.  The documentation required includes:

  1. Proof of address - copy of your driver's license or state ID, contact support@aawdc.org if your ID does not match your address
  2. Documentation of working after November 1, 2020- a pay stub from your employer
  3. If needed - Document of layoff - a letter from your employer on company letterhead or an email from your employer from a company email address stating reason for layoff


These Visa Gift Cards maybe considered income and may be taxable.  Check with your tax advisor if you have any question or concerns.  AAWDC must comply with all tax laws and regulations.
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