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Program Application Opens Application Deadline Who Can Apply?
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
Re-opens April 24
Ongoing

Live venue operators; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria; motion picture theater operators; talent representatives and each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements.

Learn more and apply here.

First Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan
Open
May 31, 2021

Sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed persons; Any small business concern that meets SBA’s size standards (either the industry size standard or the alternative size standard); Any business, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 501(c)(19) veterans organization, or tribal business concern (sec. 31(b)(2)(C) of the Small Business Act) with the greater of: 500 employees, or that meets the SBA industry size standard if more than 500; Any business with a NAICS code that begins with 72 (Accommodations and Food Services) that has more than one physical location and employs less than 500 per location. Get help applying for a PPP Loan here. Help is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese

Learn more and apply here.

Second Draw PPP Loan
Open
May 31, 2021

Eligible small businesses with 300 employees or less and that previously received a First Draw PPP loan. These borrowers will have to use or had used the full amount of their First Draw loan only for authorized uses and demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. The maximum amount of a Second Draw PPP loan is $2 million. 

Learn more and apply here.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Open
November 30, 2023

Federal disaster loans for businesses, private non-profits, homeowners, and renters. Use this new mapping tool to help you determine if your business is in a community that qualifies.

Learn more and apply here.

Black Business Relief Program: The Futures Fund
Open
Ongoing

Black-owned small business; 600 credit score; annual revenue of $500k/year; 1 year of past financials; 1 year of projected financials; tax and credit history; business assets; and more.

Learn more and apply here.

Boston Local Development Corporation Loan
Open
Ongoing

Small businesses located in the City of Boston, those seeking to relocate, or those creating a new enterprise in the City. The borrower may be a corporation, LLC, partnership, sole proprietor, or in some instances, a realty trust. Spanish translation available.

Learn more and apply here.

Kiva Crowdfunded Loan
Open
Ongoing

Must be living in the U.S.; Must be at least 18 years old; Must use this loan for business purposes. Spanish translation available.

Learn more and apply here.

Mainvest Crowdfunded Loan
Open
Ongoing

Brick and mortar businesses, including restaurants, breweries, cafes, yoga, studios and boutiques

Learn more and apply here.

Opportunity Fund
Open
Ongoing

Individual artists living in the City of Boston who want to pursue meaningful one-time artistic opportunities to further their career. Application instructions available in Spanish.

Learn more and apply here.

Reopen Boston Fund
Open
Ongoing

Small businesses that have fewer than 25 employees including the business owner; Have a brick and mortar space in the City of Boston in a commercial space or the business owner lives in the City of Boston and is a mobile business doing business in Boston; Are registered and in good standing with, and operate in, the City of Boston (excluding chain or corporate franchises), and require close physical contact with the public through direct business services (e.g., hair salons, spas, beauty services, retail, food businesses, arts and entertainment, fitness studios, event spaces or bars, childcare). Application instructions available in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole and Spanish. 

Learn more and apply here.