Lowell Reopens!

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  1. SBA Announcement

    SBA's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal is set to open Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Go to https://www.sba.gov/svogrant for a preliminary application checklist, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. Read on...
  2. SBA Announcement

    SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman’s Statement on President Biden signing the PPP Extension

    BREAKING: President Joe Biden signed the #PaycheckProtection Extension Act into law, extending the program to May 31. Read on...
  3. SBA Announcement

    UPCOMING GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Restaurant Revitalization Program

    Restaurant Revitalization Program is a 28.6 billion grant program for restaurants administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration is coming soon. Businesses can receive up to $5 Million grants, up to $10 million grants for restaurant groups. Additional Info...
  4. SBA EIDL Announcement

    SBA to Increase Lending Limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

    Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000. Additional Info...
  5. phase 4

    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Phase IV of Reopening Plan

    Massachusetts will advance to Step 1 of Phase IV on March 22; Replaces Travel Order with Travel Advisory Additional Info...
  6. NMCOG survey

    NMCOG Business Owner Survey

    NMCOG received a CARES Act grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in October 2020. As part of that grant, they are working with the Greater Lowell CEDS Committee to develop an Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan for our region. Additional Info...
  7. SBA Announcement

    SBA Extends Deferment Period for all COVID-19 EIDL and Other Disaster Loans until 2022

    SBA announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022. Additional Info...
  8. MA

    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening

    MA will advance to Step 2 of Phase III on March 1; Phase IV planned to start March 22 Additional Info...
  9. SBA PPP

    SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

    In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA will offer PPP loans to businesses with 20 or less employees and sole proprietors only from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Additional Info...
  10. DFML

    Paid Family and Medical Leave Information

    PFML is here. Whether you’re a Massachusetts worker, employer, or health care provider, find all the information you need to get started. Additional Info...
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