Microenterprise Assistance Grant

If your business is located in Belchertown, Charlton, Hardwick, Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Ware or Warren, you may be eligible to apply for a Microenterprise Assistance Grant.

Grant awards of up to $25,000 are available to eligible businesses within those towns that have experienced financial loss due to Covid-19 and the associated shut downs. Eligible businesses must have five employees or fewer (including the owner), must have been in business since January 1, 2019 and must be able to demonstrate revenue loss caused by the pandemic. The business owner’s family income must fall within certain limits. Other eligibility requirements apply.

The grants are made possible through Community Development Block Grant funds (funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Federal CARES Act and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development).

Grant awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are exhausted. To learn more about the Microenterprise Assistance Grant Program, contact Melissa Fales at melissa@qvcdc.org or 413-967-3001.
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To apply, business owners should complete the grant application form and the appropriate income verification form for the town in which the business owner resides. Please note the additional documentation that is required.

QVCDC offers business planning and development for start-up and established businesses. For more information go to our Business Development Pages.

Microenterprise Assistance Grant Application Form

If your business is located in Southbridge, Sturbridge, or Charlton.
ONLINE FORM
Southbridge Application
PRINTABLE PDF
Southbridge Application

If your business is located in Spencer:
ONLINE FORM
Spencer Application
PRINTABLE PDF
Spencer Application

If your business is located in Belchertown, Hampden, Hardwick, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer or Ware:
ONLINE FORM
Palmer Application
PRINTABLE PDF
Palmer Application

If your business is located in Warren:
ONLINE FORM
Warren Application
PRINTABLE PDF
Warren Application

Income Verification Form

If your reside in Worcester County.
ONLINE FORM
Metro Worcester County
PRINTABLE PDF
Metro Worcester County

If your reside in the Worcester County towns of Hardwick, New Braintree, Warren or West Warren.
ONLINE FORM
Western Worcester County
PRINTABLE PDF
Western Worcester County

If you reside in Hampden 0r Hampshire County.
ONLINE FORM
Springfield Metro
PRINTABLE PDF
Springfield Metro

If you reside in Hartford or Tolland County.
ONLINE FORM
Hartford CT Metro
PRINTABLE PDF
Hartford CT Metro

Duplication of Benefits Form

Applications, income verification forms and all other required information can be uploaded via online forms or faxed to 413-967-3008 or mailed to QVCDC, 23 West Main St., Ware, MA 01082.  Please note: Once applications are received and reviewed, additional documentation may be required.