Representative Ann Margaret ferrite writes, “Today, the Commonwealth offered a new GRANT program for small businesses affected by Covid-19. Please check our newsletter for today, Thursday, delivered by email for more details if you haven’t already.”
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, microenterprises, and their employees, families and communities. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will be administering these funds to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These funds were appropriated through the Commonwealth’s Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) as well as the CARES Act of 2020 and are divided into two programs.
Grant funding is intended to help businesses adversely impacted by the pandemic. Preference will be given to small businesses whose owners are women, minorities, veterans, members of other underrepresented groups, who are focused on serving the Gateway Cities of Massachusetts, and those most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Preference will also be given to applicants that have not been able to receive aid from other federal programs related to COVID-19.
Timeline: Application will be open for 3 weeks
10/22/2020 at 12:00 PM – Application opens.
11/12/2020 at 12:00 PM – Application closes.
Each program encompasses its own eligibility criteria, set forth below. Applicants must review the information to determine which program to proceed with applying.