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This list of local, state, and national resources includes health and safety information, resources for small businesses, details on tax-relief and unemployment programs.

We will be updating this list on a regular basis, and we welcome updates from the community. Please contact Jennifer Clinton or Sarah Colvin with updates.


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  • The most updated information for Massachusetts is available at
  • State’s COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
  • Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is administering the sector-specific grant program for Massachusetts businesses. This program targets the hardest hit small businesses that have an exceptional need of cash relief. Businesses can receive up to $75,000 but capped at up to 3 months of operating expenses. Applications will be accepted from 12:00 pm on December 31, 2020 through January 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm. More information
  • Baker-Polito Administration Announces Partnerships for Recovery and a $774 Million Economic Recovery Plan. More information here. 
  • The Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive plan for reopening the Massachusetts economy includes general business guidance for reopening. More information here
  • Massachusetts extended administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. More information here
  • The Massachusetts Housing Partnership has information regarding affordable housing during the pandemic, including resources for setting up an emergency rental assistance program and other local financing options. More information 
  • The DUA website has the latest information on how to apply for unemployment benefits, including a form to request assistance for those with special needs, disabilities or language difficulties.
  • The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network homepage has up-to-date information on Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
  • Entrepreneurs: EforAll has compiled a list of national, regional, and local resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses
  • Rapid Response works closely with companies to avert layoffs. More information
  • The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance offers WorkShare, a program that allows employees to work reduced hours while collecting unemployment benefits to supplement their lower wages. More information
  • Massachusetts 2-1-1 provides real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. This expansion is the result of an increased investment in resources directed towards this 24-hour state-supported telephone hotline. More information
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health shares information on their website. More information
  • Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant funds available to eligible municipalities to respond to COVID-19. More information
  • The latest guidance on reopening for early education and child care providers can be found here:



  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information to communities and individuals on how to prepare for COVID-19.
  • Restore Your Economy from the International Economic Development Council provides an overview of the CARES Act, including a breakdown of funding resources. More information
  • US Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. 
  • The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) has published the FY 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs Notice of Funding Opportunity (PWEAA NOFO) that provides economically distressed communities and regions with comprehensive and flexible resources to address a wide variety of economic needs. 
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is managing CARES Act funding available to the fisheries industry. More information
  • On March 13 the President of the United States issued a proclamation declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak. More information
  • OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. More information
  • U.S. Treasury and IRS guidance on deferring tax payments due to COVID-19. More information.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank has links to resources for job seekers, employers, small businesses, and more. More information.
  • Artists, musicians, and performers: Americans for the Arts is offering resources for affected artists and art organizations.
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is offering Small Business Relief Grants of $5,000 to $20,000 for small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19 in rural communities (communities with a population of 50,000 or less). The next grant application period will open Tuesday, December 29. 


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