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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening

MA

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

parking study neighborhood meetings

Register in advance for upcoming virtual neighborhood meetings.

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Applications are now open for Santander Bank’s Cultivate Small Business program!

Santander Bank Cultivate Program

Applications are open for
Santander Bank US
Cultivate Small Business program! 
This program is designed to give early-stage entrepreneurs the opportunity for an incredible 16 week (fully virtual) completely free program that provides industry spec...
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Posted on: February 9, 2021

LISC Small Business Recovery Grant Application is Open. Apply Feb 8-9

LISC

Small businesses are invited to apply for a $10,000 grant thanks to generous funding from Verizon. The application period is now open. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, February 9th at 11:59PM ET.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

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: January 27, 2021

City of Lowell Parking Study: Upcoming VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE and NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS

City of Lowell Virtual Open House

Register in advance for the first virtual public meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

STATE GRANT OPPORTUNITY - Application Deadline: 01/15/2021 at 11:59 PM

MGCC

Up to $75,000 grant opportunities for Massachusetts-based businesses

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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

SBA new logo

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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