The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) is administering a grant assistance program to small businesses in Central Massachusetts impacted by the closure and losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant program is funded by the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey, through the Small Business Relief Partnership Grant Program. CMRPC was awarded $45,000 to distribute funds to small businesses in Central Massachusetts.
Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis through the Central Massachusetts Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, administered by CMRPC.
For the purposes of this grant, a “small business” shall mean any for-profit business or non-profit organization with a physical place of business within one of the forty communities within the CMRPC service area with twenty or fewer employees prior to Governor Baker’s state of emergency declaration (on or about March 10, 2020). All applicants will be required to demonstrate a direct or indirect financial hardship resulting from COVID-19.
For more information on eligibility and the application itself, visit this link. https://www.cmrpcregionalservices.org/aggrant.