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Posted on: April 20, 2021

SBA Announces New Details for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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.

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

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

SBA Announcement

Sign up to be notified when the portal opens:  https://www.svograntportal.sba.gov  
Go to https://www.sba.gov/svogrant for a preliminary application checklist, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.
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Posted on: March 30, 2021

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

SBA Announcement

BREAKING:
President Joe Biden
signed the #PaycheckProtection Extension Act into law, extending the program to May 31.
Learn how to apply for a first or second draw PPP loan: https://www.sba.gov/ppp
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Posted on: March 29, 2021

UPCOMING GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Restaurant Revitalization Program

SBA Announcement

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.

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

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

SBA EIDL Announcement

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.

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

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

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Massachusetts will advance to Step 1 of Phase IV on March 22; Replaces Travel Order with Travel Advisory

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

NMCOG Business Owner Survey

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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.

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

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

SBA Announcement

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

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening

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MA will advance to Step 2 of Phase III on March 1; Phase IV planned to start March 22

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

SBA PPP

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Paid Family and Medical Leave Information

DFML

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

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA Guidance

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.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Employee Retention Tax Credit Facts and Resources

Employee Tax Credit

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.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

GRANT OPPORTUNITY (UP TO $25k): Vistaprint and the Boston Celitcs Shamrock Foundation Partner with

Power Forward

The New Grant Program Aims to Empower Black-owned Small Businesses Across New England through $25,000 Grants and a Direct Assistance Program

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Pathways to Scale Mentorship Grant Program

Pathways to Scale

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.

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

GRANT OPPORTUNITY (up to $20K): SNF Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund

Grant Opportunity

The application period will remain open from February 17th until March 19th at 11:59 PM EST.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

City of Lowell Parking Study Neighborhood Meetings

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Register in advance for upcoming virtual neighborhood meetings.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Public Mural Feedback Requested

Public Mural Survey

Take the survey now. The intention is to create an application process for interested artists and/or commercial property owners.

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Grant Opportunity: City of Lowell COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant

City of Lowell Grant Opportunity

Grant opportunities of up to $5,000 for Lowell-based businesses. Application deadline: January 22, 2021 at 12pm.

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

PPP

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.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of Capacity and Gathering Limits

Capacity Limits for Most Industries, Gathering Limits Extended Until at Least January 24

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan(EIDL) Application Deadline Through Dec. 31st 2021

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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.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Announces Further Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Update

Applicant has up to 6 months to request reconsideration. Send reconsideration requests to:

 E-mail:

pdcrecons@sba.gov

 Mail:

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Processing and Disbursement Center

14925 Kingsport Road

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Governor Baker Announces Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One Effective December 13

Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions Statewide for Capacity, Mask Compliance and Distancing Due to Increased Cases, Hospitalizations. Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Lowell Shopping Network

Lowell Shopping Network

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!

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Application Extension: COVID-19 Grants for MA Small Businesses

COVID-19 Grant

The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp (MGCC) has extended their application deadline to 11/17/2020 at 11:59pm.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Targeted Measures To Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizati

Early Business Closures, Revised Gatherings, Mask Orders Announced to Disrupt Growth of COVID-19 Cases

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Step II of Phase III for Lower Risk Communities

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.

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission

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Opportunities Currently Available

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...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Day - April 24

Sharps Disposal Day

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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Posted on: March 4, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine Know the Facts

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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. 

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