SBTAGP FY20 Announcement

FY2020 Awardees

The purpose of the Small Business Assistance Grant Program is to expand economic and entrepreneurial opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. The program is 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 FY20 was $2,871,200 to 47 non-profit organizations throughout Massachusetts. Grant amounts ranged from $20,000 to $175,000. MGCC would like to thank these organizations for their work and dedication in helping support small businesses through the Commonwealth.

The awarded grants were announced by the Baker-Polito Administration during an event on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Harwich, MA.To learn more about the announcement, click here: Baker-Polito Administration Press Release

View photos from the event: Event Photos

To see the SBTA Sponsors for the Biz-M-Power & Empower Digital Grant Programs, please go to our updated page:


  Awardee Massachusetts Service Area Website
Accion Logo
Ascendus (formerly Accion East)  Statewide
African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE) Boston
Artmorpheus Boston
Ascentria Community Services Central & Western Regions
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Central Region
Black Economic Council of Massachusetts
Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) Statewide 
Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets logo
Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets Dorchester
Bristol Courtney Chamber of Commerce

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

Southeastern Region

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
The Carrot Project Logo
The Carrot Project
Partner: Third Sector New England
Center for women in enterprise
Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) Boston & Central Region
Coastal Community Capital Logo
Coastal Community Capital

Primary: Cape Cod & Southeastern Region
Secondary: Statewide
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation Boston
Common Capital logo
Common Capital Western & Central Regions
Commonwealth Kitche
CommonWealth Kitchen East & Central Regions
Community Development Partnerships Logo

Community Development Partnership (Cape CDP)
Partner: WECAN

Lower Cape Cod

Community Economic Development Center
Community Economic Development Center of SE MA (CEDC) Southeastern Region
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Western Region
Cooperative Fund of New England
Cooperative Fund of New England Statewide
Dorchester Bay Logo
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation Boston
E For All
EforAll - Roxbury
Partners: BREAD, National Black MBA Association
CTI Entrepreneurship Center
Community Teamwork - Entrepreneurship Center @ CTI

Northeastern Region
Franklin County Community Development

Franklin County Community Development Corp.
Partners: Hilltown CDC, Valley CDC

Western Region
Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) / GNEMSDC Massachusetts Advisors Statewide
Hispanic American Institute
Hispanic American Institute North Shore
Interise logo
Interise Statewide
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Center Logo
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. Boston
Lawrence Partnership
Lawrence Partnership
Partner: EParaTodos
Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) Statewide
LISC Boston Logo
Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Boston
  Lowell Development Financial Corporation
Partners: EforAll - Lowell and Lawrence
Northeastern Region
Lynn Chamber of Commerce
Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce
Partner: EforAll
Northeastern Region
Mass Moca Logo
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCa)

Mill City Community Investments
Mill Cities Community Investments Northeastern Region
New Bedford Economic Development Council logo 100x100
New Bedford Economic Development Council New Bedford
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Partner: Trustees of Tufts College
New Vue Communities Logo
NewVue Communities Central Region
North Central Massachusetts
North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. Central Region
North Shore Community Development Coalition
North Shore Community Development Coalition Northeastern Region
Nuestras Raices
Nuestras Raices Western Region
  Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corp. (PERC) Western Region  
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation Logo
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corp. Southwestern & Central Regions
Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts logo
Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts Central Region
South Middlesex Opportunity Council Logo
South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) Central Region
Partner: EforAll - Holyoke
Western Region
TLE Logo
TLE Center for Urban Entrepreneurship Statewide
Valley Venture
Valley Venture Mentors Western Region
Wellspring Cooperative
Wellspring Cooperative Corporation Western Region