COVID-19 Business Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting social distancing precautions are impacting our local economy.  We understand the stress that our businesses and workers are facing given the uncertainty of this outbreak and the disruption of our normal schedules.  The purpose of this site is to communicate important information and share business resources to enable you and your employees to stay safe and informed during these uncertain times.

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  1. SBA Announcement

    Restaurant Revitalization Fund Update

    The SBA is not currently accepting applications for the Restaurant Relief Fund, however they are expected to announce a launch date for applications shortly. For additional information: Read on...
  2. SBA Announcement

    Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Portal Will Reopen On Saturday, April 24!

    Interested applicants should register for an account in advance at: Additional Info...
  3. RRF Upcoming Webinars


    The American Rescue Plan Act established the RRF to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. Read on...
  4. Restaurant Revitalization Fund

    SBA Announces New Details for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

    Ahead of the application launch and over the next two weeks, SBA will establish a 7-day pilot period for the application portal. SBA and district offices across the country will conduct extensive outreach to small businesses interested in applying. Additional Info...
  5. SBA Announcement

    SBA's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal is set to open Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Go to for a preliminary application checklist, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. Read on...
  6. SBA Announcement

    SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman’s Statement on President Biden signing the PPP Extension

    BREAKING: President Joe Biden signed the #PaycheckProtection Extension Act into law, extending the program to May 31. Read on...
  7. SBA Announcement

    UPCOMING GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Restaurant Revitalization Program

    Restaurant Revitalization Program is a 28.6 billion grant program for restaurants administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration is coming soon. Businesses can receive up to $5 Million grants, up to $10 million grants for restaurant groups. Additional Info...
  8. SBA EIDL Announcement

    SBA to Increase Lending Limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

    Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000. Additional Info...
  9. phase 4

    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Phase IV of Reopening Plan

    Massachusetts will advance to Step 1 of Phase IV on March 22; Replaces Travel Order with Travel Advisory Additional Info...
  10. NMCOG survey

    NMCOG Business Owner Survey

    NMCOG received a CARES Act grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in October 2020. As part of that grant, they are working with the Greater Lowell CEDS Committee to develop an Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan for our region. Additional Info...
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Do you need Technical Assistance?

Contact the individuals below to schedule a conference call for technical and language assistance for any program or initiative:

  • ENGLISH, please contact Christine McCall at 978-674-1432 
  • PORTUGUESE, please contact Maria Dickinson at 978-674-1435
  • SPANISH, please contact the Entrepreneurship Center @ CTI at
  • KHMER, please contact Tooch Van (CMAA) at 978-454-6200 or