PLEASE NOTE: Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) is the sole entity designated as the Administrator of the Hotel & Motel Relief Grant Program (the "Program"). This site (empoweringsmallbusiness.org) and other websites available on or through this site (the “Designated Sites”) are the only approved websites designated for the administration of the Program. Any other website purporting to administer or otherwise act as an Administrator in connection with the Program may be fraudulent. As such, you should exercise caution and avoid providing any information (personal or otherwise) in connection with the Program on or through any website other than the Designated Sites. Further, neither MGCC nor any of its partners will charge any fees to apply for a grant under the Program and we recommend that you avoid any third-parties purporting to charge fees for you to apply.
Hotel & Motel Relief Grant Program
The application period is now closed for this program.
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HOTEL & MOTEL RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
As of June 16, 2023, a new version of the program launches with the following modifications:
- Eligibility Requirements:
- Owner or operator of the property may apply
- REITs are eligible to apply
- Businesses are no longer required to have had more than 50 employees (FT/PT) in 2019
- Deferred maintenance on a subject property is now an approved use of funds
- If applicable, the following documentation must be provided: costs incurred on COVID-19 mitigation during the public health emergency
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $75,000,000 available to hotels and motels negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will award grants up to $2,000,000 per property for eligible hotels and motels, prioritizing those based on (1) revenue loss, (2) economic impact, and (3) equity and demographics.
This project is being supported by federal award number SLFRP1025 awarded to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. These funds were appropriated through the Commonwealth’s FY2023 Economic Development Bill.
If a business has more than one hotel or motel property applying to this program, each property must submit an application and required documentation.
To download and review full details on the program's rules and eligibility requirements, click here:
May 15, 2023 - June 16, 2023
June 16, 2023 - July 14, 2023
Application Opens - May 15, 2023 at 12:00pm
Application Closes - June 16, 2023 at 12:00pm
Application Opens - June 16, 2023 at 12:00pm
Application Closes - July 14, 2023 at 11:59pm
AMOUNT OF FUNDING
Grant awards will be a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $2,000,000, subject to demand and taking into account the number of jobs and economic activity generated by each applicant.
Only one grant shall be made for each hotel or motel operating location.