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Athol, Phillipston, Templeton & Winchendon
COVID-19 Microenterprise Business Assistance Grant Program
The COVID-19 Microenterprise Business Assistance Grant is designed to assist for-profit businesses, with 5 or fewer employees (including the owner/s), that have been negatively impacted by circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide grant funding proportional to documented COVID-19 losses up to $25,000 to income-eligible business owner(s) to support businesses, located within the participating municipalities, with operational costs to keep the business sustainable. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and funding will be awarded based on a first come, first eligible, completed application basis, subject to the availability of funding. Funding may be released as reimbursements for expenses paid since the date of application, payments towards outstanding invoices, or reimbursement of expenses incurred after 3/10/20 but before the date of application that were not paid with assistance from other COVID-19 relief programs. Funds must be used within 4 months of signing a grant agreement.