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The Workforce Skills Cabinet and Commonwealth Corporationhave launched a Rapid Reemployment Program to fund andscale up existing training vendors; giving them the resources toupskill workers faster—and fill your vacancies!
Qualifying eating establishments should submit applications by the May 24th deadline
Commonwealth Will Adopt CDC Face Covering Guidance
Join SBA on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM to Learn More about Pandemic Relief Options for your Small Business.
Register and Apply through the SBA
Interested applicants should register for an account in advance at: https://www.svograntportal.sba.gov
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
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
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.
Take the survey now. The intention is to create an application process for interested artists and/or commercial property owners.
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
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
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