The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $75,000,000 available to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This program targets businesses that focus on reaching markets predominantly made up of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups, underserved markets, and those owned by minorities, women, veterans, immigrants, first-generation immigrants, disabled individuals, or those that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. MGCC will administer grants up to $75,000 for eligible small businesses, in a geographically equitable manner. Grants will be limited to 3 months of operating expenses, as evidenced by 2021 Federal Tax Returns.
Business must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- First-Generation Immigrant-owned
Program overview information will be available in the following 10 languages on MGCC’s website, EmpoweringSmallBusiness.org (Application remains in English)
- Haitian Creole
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese