Small Business

Services & Resources

Business Reorganization Options

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) enables businesses with debts of $7.5 million or less to qualify to file cases under Subchapter 5 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

CDC Guidance for Employers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information to help plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Information on grants available for shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Association’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Small Business Resource Guide

Information and additional resources related to financial assistance programs, security systems, practices for protecting valuables, equipment, and electronics, and keeping employees safe.

Facebook Grant Program

Information about Facebook's $100 million grant program

LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund

LISC is responding to COVID-19 with assistance to small businesses, community-based partners and access to technology.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans

Information about the U.S. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business.

SCORE Business Disaster Preparedness Resources

Provides business counseling from experienced advisors and could assist during this crisis.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Resources and guidelines for businesses combating COVID-19

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Information on federal and state resources for businesses in Connecticut.

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development

Resources for Maine businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Massachusetts COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses

Information on state-provided disaster loans, paycheck protection, MEMA operations, and tax relief.

City of Boston Small Business Relief Fund

Guidance and information on relief loans to small business impacted by COVID-19 in the City of Boston.

New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs

Information on loans, grants, and solicitations for PPE for New Hampshire businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Guidelines, support and information on disaster relief for businesses and employees across Rhode Island.

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants - partnership Rhode Island Foundation United Way of Rhode Island

Offering $1.2 million in grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

State of Connecticut Business Resources

The State of Connecticut site provides information on Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance, tax filing extensions, unemployment assistance, and business interruption insurance.

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development

Maine's Department of Economic & Community Development's website contains descriptors and links to provide economic support loans to Maine small businesses in order to help them overcome any temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Resources & Guidance for Businesses

Massachusetts has developed a website in response to COVID-19 that contains resources and guidance for businesses including a newly established small business recovery fund available for businesses with less than 50 employees.

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation supports companies and non-profits, ensuring inclusive access to opportunities and drive economic growth.

New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs Resources

A resource site from New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs with links to SBA, unemployment information, and public health support.

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training COVID-19 Information

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training offers information in a fact sheet for employers and employees.

Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center

Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) has developed a page that addresses the community impacts of COVID-19 on Vermont businesses.

The Boston Foundation

Established the COVID-19 Response Fund to rapidly deploy resources to organizations in Greater Boston, with links to numerous other organizations.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Cares Act

A resource put together by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Businesses & Entrepreneurship on the different options available to small businesses in the Cares Act.

U.S. Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Plan Lenders

A tool to help businesses find nearby lenders eligible to issue a loan under the Paycheck Protection Plan.

Greater Lowell Community Foundation - COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Offering grants to small businesses and residents.

City of Fitchburg

Offering grants in support of local businesses in Fitchburg.

Cambridge Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant

Grants of up to $6K per HUD-eligible brick-and-mortar retail, food, personal services, and creative for-profit businesses in Cambridge. Grant applications are only available starting March 26, 2020 until May 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Greg Hill/Foundation Samuel Adams Restaurant Strong Fund

The Greg Hill Foundation and Samuel Adams have teamed up to support those from the restaurant industry across the country who have been impacted by the COVID-19 closures.

Foundation for MetroWest – MetroWest Emergency Fund

Offering grants for small businesses and community residents.

John T. Gorman Foundation Direct Service Grants (ME)

Offering grants for direct services providers helping COVID-19 impacted businesses and residents.

U.S. Business Administration: Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program

Offering loans directly through the Small Business Administration for up to $25K to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Verizon - LISC COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Offering $2.5 million in grant funds to support small businesses. Grants are available up to $10K per small business.

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