COVID-19 Resources

“Reopening Massachusetts”

Graphic of four-phase plan to reopen Massachusetts– Detailed list of businesses and activities in Phases II, III, and IV.

– Sector-specific protocols and best practices.

  • – Support Massachusetts businesses & attractions: My Local MA

Federal Resources

– Workforce GPS “Pathway to Recovery Resources”: Quick Start Action Planner to help workforce system stakeholders plan and prepare for economic recovery.

Disability focused resources

– COVID-19 Fact Sheets in 35 different languages

Commonwealth Resources

Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

City of Worcester Resources

MassHire Central Region Workforce Board Resources

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– Through November 12, the Commonwealth is making more grant funding available through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) for small business affected by the pandemic.

  • Eligibility and Funding: Businesses with five (5) or fewer employees can receive up to $25,000. Businesses with 50 or fewer employees can receive up to $75,000.
  • To Qualify: Must be a for-profit entity in good standing with the state and city, document a loss of income and have been in operation prior to June 30, 2019.
  • Funding Priority: Businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and/or members of other underrepresented groups, in Massachusetts Gateway Cities, and those most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Preference: Businesses with the greatest need that have not received other federal pandemic assistance.
  • Application

– Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General: Small Business Relief Partnership Grant Program

  • Small businesses may use grant funds to help address fixed debt, payroll, accounts payable, lost sales, lost opportunities, and other working capital expenses. Apply here.
– U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund offers $5,000 grants for small businesses:
  •  To qualify, a small business must: 1) Employ between 3 – 20 people, 2) Be located in an economically vulnerable community, and 3) Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
– NCMDC Offers Emergency Loans:
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program: Up to $2M in low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits severely impacted by COVID-19. Small business owners in all U.S. states are eligible to apply for a loan advance of up to $10,000.

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