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. MGCC

    STATE GRANT OPPORTUNITY - Application Deadline: 01/15/2021 at 11:59 PM

    Up to $75,000 grant opportunities for Massachusetts-based businesses More Information and Application
  2. Mass Cultural Council

    Apply to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

    Mass Cultural Council has launched a GRANT opportunity for individual artists. Applications are due February 2, 2020. Additional Info...
  3. City of Lowell Grant Opportunity

    Grant Opportunity: City of Lowell COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant

    Grant opportunities of up to $5,000 for Lowell-based businesses. Application deadline: January 22, 2021 at 12pm. More Information and Application
  4. PPP

    SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

    The SBA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11, 2021 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Additional Info...
  5. Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of Capacity and Gathering Limits

    Capacity Limits for Most Industries, Gathering Limits Extended Until at Least January 24 Additional Info...
  6. SBA new logo

    SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan(EIDL) Application Deadline Through Dec. 31st 2021

    EIDL loan applications will continue to be accepted through December 2021, pending the availability of funds. Loans are offered at very affordable terms, with a 3.75% interest rate for small businesses and 2.75% interest rate for nonprofit organizations. Click Here to Apply:
  7. Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Announces Further Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

    Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced further restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, including new capacity and gathering limits. These measures will go into effect on Saturday, December 26. Additional Info...
  8. SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Update

    If your COVID-19 EIDL was declined, you can request reconsideration within six months of the date of the decline letter. Read on...
  9. Governor Baker Announces Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One Effective December 13

    Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions Statewide for Capacity, Mask Compliance and Distancing Due to Increased Cases, Hospitalizations. Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th Additional Info...
  10. MA Life Sciences Center Announces New Tax Incentive Program

    The Tax Incentive program is offered to companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization and manufacturing in Massachusetts. 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