COVID-19 Resources

CDCSB has complied a list of resources for small businesses, renters, homeowners, and local community members relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Western Massachusetts. If you are aware of any resources that would be helpful to add to the list please email info@cdcsb.org.

Contents:

  • Small Business Resources
  • Housing, Rent & Mortgages Resources
  • Community Resources
  • Health Resources

Small Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration: Small Businesses Guidance & Loan Resources

Local Banks taking Payment Protection Program (PPP) requests:

Western Mass Small Business Resource List: Google Doc List of resources and programs available to small businesses in Western MA.

Western Mass List of Upcoming Webinars for Small Businesses: Google Doc list of upcoming webinars covering a wide range of topics relating to small businesses.

Town of Great Barrington: A Resource Kit for Small Business in the Era of COVID-19: Local, state, and federal resources for small business owners compiled by the Town of Great Barrington.

US Senate: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act: A guide to assist business owners in understanding and using the programs created in the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Includes information about Payment Protection Program (PPP) Loans, Small Business Debt Relief Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Emergency Economic Injury Grants, etc.

Score Western Massachusetts: The nation’s largest volunteer business counseling service with a focus on Western MA.

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center: Remote advising and support with loan applications for small businesses. Offering weekly webinars on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 2 pm.

CommonWealth Kitchen: A resource guide about running a food business during the crisis. 

American Farmland Trust: Cash grants of up to $1,000 to farmers who are experiencing market disruptions.

Franklin County CDC: Accepting loan application from small businesses.

LISC/Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund: Grants of up to $10,000 for businesses facing immediate financial pressure due to COVID-19. First round due April 4, will continue accepting applications for second round.

Mass.gov COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses: Links to resources for small businesses.

Western Mass Economic Development Council: COVID-19 Resource List

Assets for Artists/MASS MoCA: COVID-19 Emergency Relief information for Artists in Massachusetts

Mass Cultural Council: COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals and Safe Harbor Initiative for Cultural Organizations

How We are Coping the the Berkshires: Local Business Leaders Share Their Stories Live Panel Discussion

Mass.gov Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: For workers not usually eligible for unemployment benefits

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Save Small Business Fund

MA Equitable PPP Access Initiative

Restaurant Strong Fund

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Alice: Business For All Grant Program

Berkshire Agricultural Ventures: Resilience Fund

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston: Jobs for New England Program

Mass.gov: Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Resources: Guide for Employers

Mass.gov: Reopening Guide

Protect MA: Website for purchasing PPE from local producers

LISC Boston: Massachusetts Equitable PPP Access Initiative

Navegando el Perdon del Prestamo PPP

MA Small Biz Reopening Guide

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture: COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

General Contractors COVID-19 Plan Template

Small Business Strong: Support for MA’s Small Businesses

Housing, Rent, & Mortgage Resources

Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT): Berkshire Housing Development Corporation Housing Consumer Education Center

MA.gov Learn about RAFT

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association: COVID-19 Affordable Housing Resources: State and national updates and resources for affordable housing.

Northeast Legal Aid and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute: COVID-19 and Evictions: Your Landlord Should Not Try to Evict You

Town of Great Barrington & Construct, Inc.: Emergency Rental Assistance

Town of Lenox & Construct, Inc.: Emergency Rental Assistance

Massachusetts Section 8 Application

COVID-19 Resources

CDCSB has complied a list of resources for small businesses, renters, homeowners, and local community members relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Western Massachusetts. If you are aware of any resources that would be helpful to add to the list please email info@cdcsb.org.

Contents:

  • Small Business Resources
  • Housing, Rent & Mortgages Resources
  • Community Resources
  • Health Resources

Small Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration: Small Businesses Guidance & Loan Resources

Local Banks taking Payment Protection Program (PPP) requests:

Western Mass Small Business Resource List: Google Doc List of resources and programs available to small businesses in Western MA.

Western Mass List of Upcoming Webinars for Small Businesses: Google Doc list of upcoming webinars covering a wide range of topics relating to small businesses.

Town of Great Barrington: A Resource Kit for Small Business in the Era of COVID-19: Local, state, and federal resources for small business owners compiled by the Town of Great Barrington.

US Senate: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act: A guide to assist business owners in understanding and using the programs created in the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Includes information about Payment Protection Program (PPP) Loans, Small Business Debt Relief Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Emergency Economic Injury Grants, etc.

Score Western Massachusetts: The nation’s largest volunteer business counseling service with a focus on Western MA.

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center: Remote advising and support with loan applications for small businesses. Offering weekly webinars on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 2 pm.

CommonWealth Kitchen: A resource guide about running a food business during the crisis. 

American Farmland Trust: Cash grants of up to $1,000 to farmers who are experiencing market disruptions.

Franklin County CDC: Accepting loan application from small businesses.

LISC/Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund: Grants of up to $10,000 for businesses facing immediate financial pressure due to COVID-19. First round due April 4, will continue accepting applications for second round.

Mass.gov COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses: Links to resources for small businesses.

Western Mass Economic Development Council: COVID-19 Resource List

Assets for Artists/MASS MoCA: COVID-19 Emergency Relief information for Artists in Massachusetts

Mass Cultural Council: COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals and Safe Harbor Initiative for Cultural Organizations

How We are Coping the the Berkshires: Local Business Leaders Share Their Stories Live Panel Discussion

Mass.gov Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: For workers not usually eligible for unemployment benefits

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Save Small Business Fund

MA Equitable PPP Access Initiative

Restaurant Strong Fund

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Alice: Business For All Grant Program

Berkshire Agricultural Ventures: Resilience Fund

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston: Jobs for New England Program

Mass.gov: Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Resources: Guide for Employers

Mass.gov: Reopening Guide

Protect MA: Website for purchasing PPE from local producers

LISC Boston: Massachusetts Equitable PPP Access Initiative

Navegando el Perdon del Prestamo PPP

MA Small Biz Reopening Guide

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture: COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

General Contractors COVID-19 Plan Template

Small Business Strong: Support for MA’s Small Businesses

Housing, Rent, & Mortgage Resources

Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT): Berkshire Housing Development Corporation Housing Consumer Education Center

MA.gov Learn about RAFT

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association: COVID-19 Affordable Housing Resources: State and national updates and resources for affordable housing.

Northeast Legal Aid and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute: COVID-19 and Evictions: Your Landlord Should Not Try to Evict You

Town of Great Barrington & Construct, Inc.: Emergency Rental Assistance

Town of Lenox & Construct, Inc.: Emergency Rental Assistance

Massachusetts Section 8 Application