Small Business Resources
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, microenterprises, and their employees, families and communities. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will be administering these funds to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.
These funds were appropriated through the Commonwealth’s Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) as well as the CARES Act of 2020 and are divided into two programs.
Grant funding is intended to help businesses adversely impacted by the pandemic. Preference will be given to small businesses whose owners are women, minorities, veterans, members of other underrepresented groups, who are focused on serving the Gateway Cities of Massachusetts, and those most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Preference will also be given to applicants that have not been able to receive aid from other federal programs related to COVID-19.
Timeline: Application will be open for 3 weeks.
10/22/2020 at 12:00 PM – Application opens.
11/12/2020 at 12:00 PM – Application closes
Each program encompasses its own eligibility criteria, set forth below. Applicants must review the information to determine which program to proceed with applying.
There are a number of online resources available for the small business community. Many agencies are ready to assist the business community during this difficult time.
For additional questions contact Ann Ormond, Director of Business, Arts and Cultural Development email@example.com
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Round Two – Local Assistance
Verizon and LISC Small Business Grant
Grants for Non-profits and Humanities
U.S. Small Business Administration Loans
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Center for Women and Enterprise
National Association of Realtors
MA Department of Unemployment Assistance
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
CDC Guide for Businesses and Employers