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Empower Digital Grant Program




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The Empower Digital Grant provides funding for the needs of eligible Massachusetts-based small businesses seeking relevant capital expenses, tools, and services to develop their digital capabilities in partnership with a Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) provider. MGCC will administer grants for up to $5,000 for digital services and up to $5,000 for digital capacity-building capital expenses. 

Additional consideration will be given to businesses owned by women, minorities, immigrants, non-native English speakers, U.S. Military Veterans, disabled individuals, LGBTQ+, low-to-moderate income owners, socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and businesses operating in Gateway Cities.  

These funds were appropriated through the Commonwealth’s Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and will be administered by MGCC. These funds will be made available for eligible businesses until funding is fully disbursed. 


These grants are intended to increase the digital capabilities of the applicant by providing funding for professional services, training, digital products, or to purchase equipment/hardware according to the Digital Development Plan detailed in the application. Grant funds are not intended for ongoing business expenses. Please refer to the Empower Digital Development Guide for more information.


  • Grant Program Opens: June 15, 2021
  • Grant Program Closes: March, 31, 2023 at 5pm ET or when funds are fully disbursed.  


Up to $5,000 for digital services and up to $5,000 for digital capacity-building capital expenses



This will be a rolling application. Applicants can expect to hear back within 2-6 weeks of the completed submission of their grant application, including all necessary supplementary documents and correct information.  



Please refer to this section for the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

If you're an SBTA Sponsor, you may find this FAQ helpful.

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Yuna Oh, Digital Communications Manager at or 617-337-2783