PLEASE NOTE: Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) is the sole entity designated as the Administrator of the Inclusive Recovery 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.
Inclusive Recovery Grant Program
The application period is now closed for this program.
Applicants: To view the status of your application, please log into the submission portal.
Update as of 07/13/23: Funding decisions for Mass Growth Capital Corp.’s Inclusive Recovery Grant Program will be delayed until further notice due to pending litigation. We expect to announce funding decisions for the program in fall 2023.
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INCLUSIVE RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $75,000,000 available to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program targets businesses that focus on reaching markets predominantly made up of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups, underserved markets, and those owned by minorities, women, veterans, immigrants, first-generation immigrants, disabled individuals, or those that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. MGCC will administer grants up to $75,000 for eligible small businesses, in a geographically equitable manner.
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.
A business and/or business owner will be ineligible for this grant program if they have received a grant from MGCC in 2022 or 2023, with the exception of a grant from Biz-M Power or Empower Digital, including:
New Applicant Grant Program
Inclusive Grant Program
2023 Inclusive Funding Opportunity
To download and review full details on the program's rules and eligibility requirements, click here:
Application Opens - March 31, 2023 at 12:00pm
Application Closes - April 28, 2023 at 11:59pm
$10,000 - $75,000
Grants will be limited to 3 months of operating expenses, as evidenced by 2021 Federal Tax Returns.