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Ahead of the application launch and over the next two weeks, SBA will establish a 7-day pilot period for the application portal. SBA and district offices across the country will conduct extensive outreach to small businesses interested in applying.
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.
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.
Massachusetts will advance to Step 1 of Phase IV on March 22; Replaces Travel Order with Travel Advisory
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.
SBA announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022.
MA will advance to Step 2 of Phase III on March 1; Phase IV planned to start March 22
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
PFML is here. Whether you’re a Massachusetts worker, employer, or health care provider, find all the information you need to get started.
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
If you are a small business owner, you may be eligible to take advantage of the recently expanded Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). This refundable, advanceable tax credit is available for wages paid in 2020 and in the first two quarters of 2021.
The New Grant Program Aims to Empower Black-owned Small Businesses Across New England through $25,000 Grants and a Direct Assistance Program
This grant program aims to support and grow mentor networks that connect emerging executives from scaling companies with seasoned entrepreneurs who have experience growing innovative companies to scale.
The application period will remain open from February 17th until March 19th at 11:59 PM EST.
Register in advance for upcoming virtual neighborhood meetings.
Are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, venue promoter or do you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution and have been impacted by COVID-19? Check out this grant opportunity.
Take the survey now. The intention is to create an application process for interested artists and/or commercial property owners.
Grant opportunities of up to $5,000 for Lowell-based businesses. Application deadline: January 22, 2021 at 12pm.
The SBA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11, 2021 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.
Capacity Limits for Most Industries, Gathering Limits Extended Until at Least January 24
EIDL loan applications will continue to be accepted through December 2021, pending the availability of funds. Loans are offered at very affordable terms, with a 3.75% interest rate for small businesses and 2.75% interest rate for nonprofit organizations.
Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced further restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, including new capacity and gathering limits. These measures will go into effect on Saturday, December 26.
Applicant has up to 6 months to request reconsideration. Send reconsideration requests to:
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions Statewide for Capacity, Mask Compliance and Distancing Due to Increased Cases, Hospitalizations. Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th
The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Lowell’s Economic Development Office, Lowell TeleMedia Center (LTC), the Lowell Plan, EforAll and the Entrepreneurship Center at CTI is thrilled to launch the Lowell Shopping Network!
The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp (MGCC) has extended their application deadline to 11/17/2020 at 11:59pm.
Early Business Closures, Revised Gatherings, Mask Orders Announced to Disrupt Growth of COVID-19 Cases
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that effective Monday, October 5th, lower risk communities will be permitted to move into Step II of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan.
There are currently several opportunities to serve on City Boards or Commissions. Serving on an advisory body can be a rewarding experience and an excellent way to contribute to the quality of life in the community in whic...
Help keep the community safe by eliminating unwarted medication and sharps from your home! The Lowell Health Department is hosting a drive-through unwanted medication and sharps disposal event on Saturday, April 24 from 10am-2pm.
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Eligibility TimelineAs of Monday, April 19, 2021, all individuals age 16 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts are eligible to be vaccinated.
Timeline for Remaining ...