Resources for Businesses
Last updated: 7/15/21
resources for businesses
Use the above link to access information about Federal Small Business Association Assistance Programs, including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief programs.
- U.S. Small Business Administration - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 31, 2021. Existing borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.
- CARES Act Guide for Small Businesses
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.
- Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
- Downtown Framingham, Inc.
Conducts outreach with downtown businesses and property owners to provide training materials and schedule SCORE consults for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans; publishes how businesses have shifted operations to support consumers, sharing engagement platforms for restaurants, fitness centers, retail stores, and more.
- Employer Tax Credits for Employee Leave Due to COVID-19
Under the American Rescue Plan, employers are entitled to tax credits for providing paid leave to employees who take time off related to COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Boston
Resource list and grant opportunities for small businesses.
- Restaurant Revitalization Fund
A U.S. Small Business Administration program which provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bar, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.
- Small Business Development Center at Clark University
Provides free, confidential, one-on-one assistance to small businesses in Massachusetts. Whether you are a current client or looking to learn more about the sustainability of your business, visit their website for more info.
- Unemployment Assistance
Information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts about unemployment due to COVID-19 for workers and employers.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Returning to Work: Guide for Employers
Information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts about unemployment insurance benefits and returning to work for employers.
RESOURCES FOR non-profit organizations
- MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund
This fund was established to enable the rapid delivery of financial resources to MetroWest-based nonprofit organizations to serve our communities during broad-based emergencies, including natural disasters, financial crises, and public health emergencies. As the current COVID-19 pandemic deeply impacts our region and its residents, the Foundation will open a rolling rapid response grant program to provide operating grants to nonprofit organizations.
- Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible businesses include live venue operators, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, museum operators, movie theater operators, and talent representatives. To be eligible, a business must have been in operation as of Feb. 29, 2020. Visit the grant portal here to access application information.