Resources for Businesses
Last updated: 1/19/21
Community Hour to answer questions about
Framingham Businesses Amid the Pandemic
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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)
Learn more about the PPP, which re-opened the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021.
- CARES Act Guide for Small Businesses
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.
- CDC Guidance for Businesses
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
- 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.
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Boston
Resource list and grant opportunities for small businesses.
- MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
Connecting and supporting communities through business development and networking, including COVID-19 Webinar Series
- 495/MetroWest Partnership
COVID-19 updates for local business, local government, education, and community-based and non-profit organizations.
- 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
- Mass Cultural Council
COVID-19 Resources for non-profit organizations. Apply to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals by February 2, 2021. Visit their website for more information, including grant qualifications.
- MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund
This fund was established to enable the rapid delivery of financial resources to MetroWest-based nonprofit organizations working 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.