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State Programs for Businesses Relief

To support our small business and nonprofit customers during this unprecedented time, we are maintaining a list of state resources available to you for business relief. We are working diligently to keep this list current, but cannot guarantee its completeness during the rapidly evolving nature of this situation.

You may qualify for the following:

Massachusetts manufacturers can apply for funding to expand production capabilities to make personal protective equipment (PPE).

Funding can cover equipment, materials, supplies, workforce training, and other needs related to expanding or pivoting manufacturing.

Workforce training grants are limited to $80,000 per company. 

Who qualifies:

  • Manufacturers and contributing companies within Massachusetts seeking to increase in-state production of PPE and other critical equipment
  • Other applicants that can demonstrate how they contribute to the production of PPE and other critical equipment as defined in the program  

What you need to apply:

  • The amount of the funding request
  • The item you're going to produce
  • A projected production amount and timeline of fulfillment

Where to apply:

Find complete details and complete an application on the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative website.

The COVID-19 Small Business Stabilization Network is a workforce of community development organizations who are supporting small businesses through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) process and providing other helpful resources.

Learn more

Small Business Strong is a private and public sector partnership set up to help women and minority-owned small businesses navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Expedited, pro-bono resources include:

  • Access to capital
  • Consulting for business restructuring, business growth, digital marketing and customer engagement plans

Learn more

Through public-private funding initiatives, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center supports innovation, research and development, commercialization, and manufacturing activities in the fields of biopharma, medical device, diagnostics and digital health. 

It also offers programs that fund innovation-driven economic and workforce development initiatives in Massachusetts. Resources include:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Capital infrastructure investments
  • Tax incentives
  • Workforce programs

Learn more

MassDevelopment’s bond financing programs offer a cost-effective way for companies to finance capital projects, new equipment purchases, and facility expansions. It also offers:

  • Loans and guarantees to help grow your operations
  • Development assistance for early-stage projects 

Learn more

As of April 20, 2020, qualified individuals can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).

Who qualifies:

  • Self-employed individuals, including gig workers, freelancers, and independent contractors
  • Those seeking part-time employment

Where to apply:

Find complete details and complete an application at www.mass.gov/pua.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

  • A private sector hotline is available at 508-820-2094
  • The hotline is staffed Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Business support is available at mass.gov

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)

COVID-19 guides, webinars and financing resources

Philanthropy Massachusetts

Disaster and emergency relief resources