ARPA Economic Resilience Grant Program

The Economic Resilience Grant Program is open to businesses in Lowell that have a vision for their future and are seeking financial support to make it happen.

The program will provide funds to a variety of businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is federally funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and is subject to federal regulation. 

View the full ARPA Economic Development grants webinar or download the slide deck.

The preliminary application period is open until March 24, 2023 at 12 p.m. (noon).
Economic Resilience Grant Application is CLOSED.

Prior to beginning an application, prospective applicants are advised to review the Program Guidelines and FAQ document (KhmerPortuguese, and Spanish), which contains detailed information about eligible projects and responses to common application questions. If you have questions about the application, please contact the Economic Development Office in the Department of Planning and Development to schedule an appointment before submitting your application.

Phone: 978-674-4252 

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*Paper Applications
The preliminary application is available in paper form in EnglishKhmerPortuguese, and Spanish at the Economic Development Office in the Department of Planning and Development and may be picked up during regular business hours (Mon., Wed., Thurs.: 8 am-5:00 pm; Tues: 8 am-8 pm; Fri: 8 am-noon). You may submit a paper preliminary application by bringing it to the Department of Planning and Development OR by mailing it to:

Department of Planning and Development
Economic Development Office 
50 Arcand Drive, 2nd floor 
Lowell, MA 01852

*Online applications are strongly preferred. Applicants may only submit an application online or by hardcopy. Duplicate applications are subject to disqualification. If applicants need assistance completing the preliminary application or accessing any related documents because of a disability, lack of internet access, a language barrier, or another question, please contact the Lowell Department of Planning and Development at 978-674-4252 or Please include your name, address, and phone number. If you do not speak English, please indicate the language you speak, and we will make accommodations to provide translation and/or interpretation services. The need for assistance will not impact your ability to participate in the program or limit your eligibility for funding.

Submit by March 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm (noon).
Please note that applications sent by mail must be postmarked by March 24, 2023.

Grant Contact Information:
Phone: 978-674-4252