FY2021 SBTA Awardees

The purpose of the Small Business Assistance Grant Program and Small Business Resiliency Grant Program is to expand economic and entrepreneurial opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. These programs are designed to complement and enhance the traditional public and private small business assistance network by providing technical assistance or training programs for underserved and disadvantaged businesses with 20 employees or fewer.

The total funding awarded for FY21 was $9 million to 62 non-profit organizations throughout Massachusetts. MGCC would like to thank these organizations for their work and dedication in helping support small businesses through the Commonwealth.

SBTA Sponsors for Biz-M-Power Grant Program & Empower Digital Grant Program Below


Massachusetts Service Area

Sponsor For

African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE)

Boston Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Amplify Latinx    


Boston Empower Digital
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston   Biz-M-Power
Ascendus (formerly Accion East)  Statewide Empower Digital
Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) Statewide

Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce  Central Region Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Brickyard Collaborative    

Bristol County Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Partners: EforAll - South Coast, South Coast Chamber of Commerce, MassHire - Greater New Bedford and Bristol

Southeastern Region  
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association   Empower Digital
Cape Cod Culinary Incubator    

Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP)

Partners: EforAll - Cape Cod, Cape Cod Culinary Incubator

Primary: Cape Cod
Secondary: Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Willing Entrepreneurs from off-Cape and South Shore

Empower Digital

The Carrot Project

Partner: Third Sector New England

Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) Boston & Central Region Empower Digital
Chelsea Business Foundation   Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Coastal Community Capital Primary: Cape Cod & Southeastern Region
Secondary: Statewide
Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation Boston Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Common Capital Western & Central Regions Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
CommonWealth Kitchen East & Central Regions Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital

Community Development Partnership (Cape CDP)

Partner: WECAN

Lower Cape Cod Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Community Economic Development Center of SE MA (CEDC) Southeastern Region Empower Digital
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Western Region Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Community Teamwork - Entrepreneurship Center @ CTI Northeastern Region Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Cooperative Fund of New England Statewide Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation Boston Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
East Somerville Main Streets   Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital

EforAll - Roxbury

Partners: BREAD, National Black MBA Association

EparaTodos   Empower Digital
Foundation for Business Equity    

Franklin County Community Development Corp.

Partners: North Adams Chamber, Springfield Housing Services

Western Region Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Greater Holyoke Chamber Centennial Foundation    
Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) / GNEMSDC Massachusetts Advisors Statewide  
Haitian Chamber of Commerce/ Haitian American Business Expo    
Hilltown CDC    
Hispanic American Institute North Shore  
Interise Statewide  
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. Boston Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital

Lawrence Partnership

Partner: EParaTodos

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) Statewide Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Boston Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital

Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce

Partner: EforAll

Northeastern Region  
Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce   Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCa) Statewide Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Mill Cities Community Investments Northeastern Region Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Neighborhood Housing Finance Corporation   Empower Digital
New Bedford Economic Development Council New Bedford  

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Partner: Trustees of Tufts College

NewVue Communities Central Region Empower Digital
North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. Central Region Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
North Shore Community Development Coalition Northeastern Region  
North Shore Latino Business Association    
Nuestras Raices Western Region Empower Digital
Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce   Empower Digital
Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corp (PERC) Western Region Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corp. Southwestern & Central Regions Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI)    
Salem Main Streets   Empower Digital
Small Business Strong (not an awardee)   Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)    
Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts Central Region  
Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services   Empower Digital
TLE Center for Urban Entrepreneurship Statewide Biz-M-Power; Empower Digital
Valley Community Development   Empower Digital
Wachusett Business Incubator    
Wellspring Cooperative Corporation Western Region  
WOCE (formerly Startup Mentors)   Empower Digital