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Posted on: December 28, 2020

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

MGCC

Up to $75,000 grant opportunities for Massachusetts-based businesses

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Apply to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

Mass Cultural Council

Mass Cultural Council has launched a GRANT opportunity for individual artists. Applications are due February 2, 2020.

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

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

City of Lowell Grant Opportunity

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

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

PPP

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.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of Capacity and Gathering Limits

Capacity Limits for Most Industries, Gathering Limits Extended Until at Least January 24

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

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

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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.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

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.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Update

Applicant has up to 6 months to request reconsideration. Send reconsideration requests to:

 E-mail:

pdcrecons@sba.gov

 Mail:

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Processing and Disbursement Center

14925 Kingsport Road

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

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

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

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.

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Governor Baker's Holiday Shopping and COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards for Retail Advisory

The MA Department of Labor Standards provides this reminder to retailers of the need to maintain required COVID-19 safety measures during the holiday shopping season. This advisory highlights some common questions and complaints received by DLS.

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Lowell Shopping Network

Lowell Shopping Network

The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Lowell’s Economic Development Office, Lowell TeleMedia Center (LTC), the Lowell Plan, EforAll and the Entrepreneurship Center at CTI is thrilled to launch the Lowell Shopping Network!

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Application Extension: COVID-19 Grants for MA Small Businesses

COVID-19 Grant

The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp (MGCC) has extended their application deadline to 11/17/2020 at 11:59pm.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Targeted Measures To Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizati

Early Business Closures, Revised Gatherings, Mask Orders Announced to Disrupt Growth of COVID-19 Cases

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Partnerships for Recovery, $774 Million Economic Recovery Plan

The Baker-Polito Administration announced a $774M comprehensive plan to stabilize and grow the MA economy. The plan focuses on getting people back to work, supporting small businesses, fostering innovation, and revitalizing downtowns .

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

SCAM ALERT for Lowell Businesses

SCAM ALERT

Business Owners – You ARE NOT required to purchase work place safety posters. All Lowell Building & Health Inspectors have an identification badge.  Feel free to contact 978-674-4144 to confirm.
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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Step II of Phase III for Lower Risk Communities

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that effective Monday, October 5th, lower risk communities will be permitted to move into Step II of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan.

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Massachusetts Announces Extension of Administrative Tax Relief for Local Businesses

Governor Charlie Baker announced an extension of administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors.

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