Welcome to the Maryland Department of Labor Port of Baltimore Worker Support Program application portal. 

The Maryland Protecting Opportunities and Regional Trade (PORT) Act authorizes the Maryland Department of Labor to administer the Port of Baltimore Worker Support Program (“Worker Support Program”). The Worker Support Program provides temporary relief to Port of Baltimore workers whose pay was reduced by the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse on March 26, 2024. Individual independent contractors, 1099 workers, sole proprietors, members of single person LLCs, and W-2 employees who regularly performed work at the Port of Baltimore prior to the bridge collapse are among the types of workers who may be eligible for temporary relief under this program.

The Worker Support Program will provide temporary payments to workers who lost earnings. Applications should be submitted within 60 days of the application portal opening. The Maryland Department of Labor will announce the end of the Worker Support Program when all funds are distributed.


  • In order to submit an application you must first create an account with Submittable, the company hosting the application process for the Maryland Department of Labor. 
  • Submittable will send important information about your application to the email address you used to create your Submittable account.
  • Please add notifications@email.submittable.com to your email contact list to ensure the messages are not routed to Spam.
  • Have questions? Visit our FAQ page to find answers to frequently asked questions or send an email to our support team at mdportsupport@submittable.com or call 410-541-1363 (9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday) for assistance in English or Spanish.
  • TTY users call via the Maryland Relay Service at 711 or 800-735-2258. All services are available in Spanish, and English-Spanish Operators (OPRs) are available to process Spanish Relay calls.
  • The Worker Support Program is required by law to deduct any amount owed in child support arrears or to the IRS from temporary relief payments issued.