Resources for Businesses

Last updated: 1/19/21

Community Hour to answer questions about 
Framingham Businesses Amid the Pandemic
Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Use the above link to access information about Federal Small Business Association Assistance Programs including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief programs.

additional resources

  • U.S. Small Business Administration - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    Learn more about the PPP, which re-opened the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021.

  • CARES Act Guide for Small Businesses 
    The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.

RESOURCES FOR non-profit organizations

  • Mass Cultural Council
    COVID-19 Resources for non-profit organizations. Apply to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals by February 2, 2021. Visit their website for more information, including grant qualifications.

  • MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund
    This fund was established to enable the rapid delivery of financial resources to MetroWest-based nonprofit organizations working to serve our communities during broad-based emergencies, including natural disasters, financial crises, and public health emergencies. As the current COVID-19 pandemic deeply impacts our region and its residents, the Foundation will open a rolling rapid response grant program to provide operating grants to nonprofit organizations.