The CDC/BAC is an equal opportunity lender, employer and provider. In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, family/parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity (including expression), sexual orientation, marital status, income derived from public assistance programs, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity funded by USDA.


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Welcome to the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation

Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation is a member-based, non-profit organization committed to economic development and helping small businesses grow and prosper. Serving the 15 towns of the Quaboag Region and Southern Worcester County, QVCDC and its partner organization, Quaboag Valley Business Assistance Corporation (QVBAC) offer many  programs and services with a focus on community and economic development and supporting small business in our region.

We proudly serve businesses in the towns of:  Belchertown  ·  Brimfield  ·  Brookfield  ·  Charlton  ·  Dudley  ·  East Brookfield  ·  Hardwick  ·  Holland  · Monson  ·  New Braintree  ·  North Brookfield  · Oxford  ·  Palmer  ·  Spencer  ·  Southbridge  ·  Sturbridge  ·  Wales  ·  Ware  ·  Warren  ·  West Brookfield

The Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) makes dollars and sense.

Individuals, corporations, and non-profit organizations can invest in these credits and receive a state tax credit as well as a federal tax deduction. The CITC provides a 50% state tax credit for donations to qualified CDCs. Visit our DONATIONS page for more information or email Sheila Cuddy, or call (413) 967-3001.

Receive a

50% tax credit

in addition to your usual tax deductions

Be a donor and receive up to 50% tax credit through the Massachusetts Investment Tax Credit.

New Employment Opportunities at QVCDC

High School and College Level Math and English Tutoring is Available at E2E! Call 413-967-3001 for more information.

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 $10,000 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 or 413-967-3001

To apply, please go to our forms page:

Microenterprise Assistance Grants

Attention Ware and Three Rivers Businesses

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