Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant (SBAGP) Program
Applications Are Now Being Accepted
The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is administering a Small Businesses Grant Assistance Program (SBAGP) in the greater north central Massachusetts region providing up to $1,000 business grants to eligible businesses (up to 20 employees) that were adversely impacted by the closure and losses as a result of the economic decline caused by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible businesses must be located in any of the following communities
✓ Cities of Fitchburg, Gardner, or Leominster
✓ Towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Clinton, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lnacaster, Lunenburg, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, or Winchendon
✓ The planned business community of Devens
Small Business/Grant Applicant Eligibility
The MSBAP will provide small business grants (up to $1,000 per eligible business) to the following types of businesses with under 20 employees:
✓ Food service and/or production
✓ Bed and breakfasts
✓ Laundromat or dry-cleaners
✓ Car repair/garage
✓ Barber shops/beauty salons
✓ Health care and social assistance
✓ Small retail shops
Eligible business expenses will include the following:
✓ Fixed debt payments (such as on real estate and machinery and equipment)
✓ Accounts payable
✓ Lost sales
✓ Lost opportunities
✓ Other working capital expenses that could have been recognized had the COVID-19 pandemic not occurred
All applicants will be required to demonstrate a direct or indirect financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. Other requirements apply. Please download the following documents (located below) and apply as soon as possible. Funds need to be expended no later than September 30, 2020!
✓ Application with Program Requirements
✓ W9 Form
For any questions or inquiries please contact Glenn Eaton, Executive Director, email@example.com, or at 978.345.7376, X310.
The MRPC’s SBAGP is funded by the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey, through the Small Business Relief Partnership Grant Program. MRPC was awarded $25,000 to distribute funds to eligible small businesses in the Montachusett region.