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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 the State's COVID-19 website
  • State’s COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
  • The Massachusetts Office of Business Development is seeking partnership proposals for its Regional Pilot Project Grant Program. The goal of this pilot program is for municipalities and organizations to work together to create solutions for recovery in their specific economies. Proposals are due Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. 
  • MassDevelopment provides grant money for programs designed to improve economic development and competitiveness across the Commonwealth. More information
  • MassDOT established the Shared Winter Streets and Spaces Grant Program to assist municipalities in meeting their individual needs for more and safer outdoor recreation, commerce, community activities, and mobility. More information
  • The Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive plan for reopening the Massachusetts economy includes general business guidance for reopening. More information
  • 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
  • The MA Small Business Development Center Network maintains a list of COVID resources and provides training to small business owners. More information 
  • 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 is a 24-hr state-supported telephone hotline that provides real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. More information
  • Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant funds available to eligible municipalities to respond to COVID-19. More information
  • The MA Department of Early Education and Care and Department of Public Health share guidance on reopening for early education and child care providers. More information



  • The federal government links current information about COVID-19 at
  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information to communities and individuals on how to prepare for COVID-19.
  • US Small Business Administration (SBA) provides relief to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters, including the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. More information 
  • SBA also established the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant Program to provide emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic. More information 
  • Restore Your Economy from the International Economic Development Council is a resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts. More information
  • 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. 
  • NOAA is managing CARES Act funding available to the fisheries industry. More information
  • OSHA provides Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. More information
  • U.S. Treasury and IRS provide 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 Rural Relief 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). Applications are due February 2.
  • The US Chamber of Commerce provides a Coronavirus Small Business Resource Guide on their site. More information 

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