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ARPA Economic Resilience Grant Program

  1. ARPA Economic Resilience Grant Program Application

    The preliminary application period is open until March 24, 2023 at 12 p.m. (noon).

    Prior to beginning an application, prospective applicants are advised to review the Program Guidelines and FAQ document (Khmer, Portuguese, and Spanish), which contains detailed information about eligible projects and responses to common application questions. If you have questions about the application, please contact the Economic Development Office in the Department of Planning and Development to schedule an appointment before submitting your application.

    Phone: 978-674-4252

  2. 2. Contact Information

    If you are submitting an application on behalf of a group/partnership, share only the lead partner's contact information below.

  3. Include unit number if applicable

  4. Max 1,000 characters

  5. 4. Is this a home-based business? *
  6. 5. Was the business incorporated on or before January 1, 2022?*
  7. 7. Is this application being submitted on behalf of a group of applicants who intend to complete a project collaboratively?*
  8. 8. Type of Request: Select the category that best describes your project.*

    *Property owner approval is required if applicant is a tenant. 
    **Capital purchases, including new equipment, should also be included in this category. 
    Property owner approval is required if applicant is a tenant.  

  9. Max 1,500 characters

  10. 11. Will other financial resources be dedicated to this project?*
  11. Max 1,500 characters
    *Any funds that remain unspent on 12/31/2025 can be reclaimed by the City. There is a preference for projects that begin in summer 2023. 

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  18. 20. What were the business's gross receipts for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022?

    Note: If your business was not incorporated for any of the years listed, please indicate that in the respective box. 

    Gross receipts are the total amounts your organization receives from all sources during its Tax Year, without subtracting Cost of Goods Sold or deductible expenses. If you operate a Sole Proprietorship or a single-member Limited Liability Company (LLC), gross receipts are on Schedule C of your IRS Form 1040. If you operate your business as a corporation, gross receipts are on either Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return (for a C corporation) or IRS Form 1120-S, U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation (for an S corporation).

  19. If 2022 tax returns have not yet been filed, please provide the 2021 tax returns.

  20. I certify that the information submitted in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. If determined otherwise, I understand that I will be disqualified from the grant process and must return any grant funds to the City of Lowell within 21 days. I certify that the Economic Resilience Grant Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (KhmerPortugueseSpanish) document has been made available to me. I understand that if I receive a grant that I will retain documentation of appropriate grant use in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement.

  21. You will receive an automated response upon submission of this application. You will be contacted again after your application has been reviewed. Please note that your application will not be approved until you provide all the necessary documentation. If you have any questions, please contact the Economic Development team at 978-674-4252 or Thank you!
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