The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses [EDIT as of 6/04, the application has been closed. Funding decisions will be made by June 12, 2020] – The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses is a grant program sponsored by the Office of Economic Empowerment. The grant provides funding of up to $2,500 to small businesses in Gateway Cities across Massachusetts that are experiencing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be open until May 29th
Fitchburg Redevelopment Association (FRA)[EDIT as of 5/26/2020, this grant has completed. Community members are invited to check back with FRA for updates] – provides an Economic Resiliency Grant consisting of an award up to $2,500 to eligible grantees serving the Fitchburg business community. Funding is limited but the FRA hopes to provide relief to approximately 40 businesses that have been significantly vulnerable during this time.
MA Small Business Recovery Loan Fund – provides emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by COVID-19 with under 50 full- and part-time employees, including nonprofits.