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Downtown Small Business Assistance Program- Application

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  2. Downtown Small Business Assistance Program- Application

    This section pertains to the basic information about your business.

  3. Type of Business Structure *

  4. *On an annual basis, a full-time job or a full-time equivalent (FTE ) is considered to work 2,080 hours, which is calculated as: 8 hours per day x 5 work days per week x 52 weeks.

  5. Do you have a Parent Company?

  6. Section A- General Support

    Please complete this section if you are applying for funds to support general activities, excluding hiring and workforce development.

  7. Section B - Workforce Support

    Please complete this section if you are applying for funds to support the hiring or training of employees or interns/apprentices.

  8. Training Budget

    If your funding request is to support training, please fill out the below fields pertaining to the proposed budget for training services.

  9. Would training be provided in-house or off-site?

  10. Do you have a Training Provider?

  11. Please respond to the following remaining questions:

  12. Do you owe property taxes, utilities, or other past due bills to the City of Lowell? *

  13. Have you ever been charged or convicted of any criminal offense other than a minor motor vehicle violation? *

  14. Are you a public official, or part of a political party, campaign, or a business entity formed by or for the benefit of any public official? *

  15. Are you an employee of the City of Lowell or the Commonwealth of MA? *

  16. Declaration *

    I certify that the information on this form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that the demographic and income information I provided is subject to verification by City and state officials.

  17. In order to fully complete this application, please email (as a PDF) the following supplemental application materials to:

  18. We will contact you within ten (10) business days to let you know if you have been selected to participate in the Program or to request additional information/clarification about your application. If you have any questions, please contact: Andrew Shapiro, Director of Economic Development at (978) 674-1432 or via email at:

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