Microenterprise Assistance Grant
If your business is located in Palmer, Ware, Hampden, Hardwick, Ludlow, Belchertown or Monson 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).
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.
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