The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses
To support the needs of Massachusetts small businesses during the
Application deadline is May 29, 2020.
Funding decisions will be made by June 12, 2020.
The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) is proud to offer The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses as an acknowledgement of the devastating economic impact that the COVID -19 pandemic has had on the Massachusetts small business community.
The Empowerment Grant Program aims to support the well-being and continuity of small businesses by providing access to capital and empowerment through engaging in OEE resources.
Grant resources will be focused on small business owners serving Massachusetts Gateway Cities. The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment encourages minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and/or immigrant-owned small businesses located in gateway communities to apply.
For details, please see Section III of the Program Summary (https://www.mass.gov/doc/empowerment-grant-for-small-businesses-program-summary/download?mc_cid=59c50b87fd&mc_eid=ff3e9f9b25). Applicants are encouraged to illustrate how they can utilize funds to support initiatives that will allow them to continue operating during and/or after the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may request up to $2,500 for the proposed need.