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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants to Boost Production of PPE

More than $9.5 Million Awarded Statewide to Participating M-ERT Manufacturers, Research Organizations

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Assets For Artists is Offering Crisis-Focused Free Financial & Business Webinars

Assets for Artists quickly redesigned its business and financial education programming to provide artists with new, crisis-focused, distance-learning opportunities that largely retain the intimate cohort-focused style of our in-person workshops.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Reopening Massachusetts

Reopening Massachusetts pdf

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses

Grant resources will be focused on small business owners serving Massachusetts Gateway Cities.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Four-Phase Approach to Reopening

The Massachusetts economy will be reopened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Documentation of Hardship Forms for Commercial Tenants Published

The State has released guidance and forms for businesses looking to demonstrate financial hardship to their landlords. These documents are an important part of taking advantage of the state's eviction moratorium.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Submit Comments to the Reopening Advisory Board

Your comments will be reviewed and taken into consideration as the Advisory Board develops a reopening report.

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18th, Announces Reopening

Gatherings of 10 or more prohibited until May 18th, Stay at Home Advisory Remains in Effect

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Small Businesses: How to Take Advantage before Funds Run Out

In anticipation of the second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program going live on Monday, the Boston Fed has created a web page with resources for New England smaller businesses including nonprofits to aid them in applying to this program. ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Supports Interim Emergency Coronavirus Relief Package

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) voted to send the $484 billion interim emergency COVID-19 relief package to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Following the vote, Trahan also called on Congress and the...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

MGCC Urges All MA Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19 to Apply Immediately for SBA's Paych

(Boston, MA) – Today, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) in partnership with Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporation (MACDC) announced support for all Massachusetts small businesses owners, including ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

LISC Small Business Recovery Grant Program for Massachusetts

Now accepting applications online!
Application guidance and questions are available in multiple languages

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others).

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant

This opportunity offers immediate grants of $10,000 to businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Best Practices: Massachusetts Restaurant Association

Click here for more info regarding Restaurant Best Practices

Also, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association is offering non-members to be listed for FREE on their website.  We encourage Lowell restaurants to sign up to get more exposure.

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Massachusetts Announces Initial Implementation Of New Federal Unemployment Benefits From CARES Act

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced details for the initial implementation of federal unemployment benefits in the CARES Act, the federal based COVID-19 relief package. This federal program, enacted on March 27, 2020, will b...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The CARES Act & Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was voted on at the end of March and it includes many different strategies to provide economic relief during this pandemic. One program that...

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