COVID-19 Resources for Business Owners and Employees


The following are resources (including webinars and conference calls) that may be helpful in providing information and/or assistance to business (for- and non-profits) and employees during this difficult time, including some business survival strategies. We will add resources as we become aware of them.  These resources are made available through governmental entities and through private organizations.

List of Webinars & Conference Calls

Visit the Small Business Development Center's website for informational webinars, including archived webinars such as "Business Resiliency Webinar: Keeping the Lights On."

Resources made available by local, state and federal government

State Government


CDBG-CV Microenterprise Assistance Grant (Deadline: Rolling)
The City of Beverly has limited funds remaining in another small business grant program. Although these funds were awarded to individual communities, such as Beverly, they are being administered by MGCC (Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp.), the CDBG-CV Microenterprise Assistance Grant Program. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the funds run out.  

The maximum award per microenterprise has just been increased from  $10,000 to $25,000. A microenterprise is defined as a commercial enterprise that has 5 or fewer employees (regardless of whether they are part or full time), including 1 or more of whom owns the enterprise. Businesses must be for-profit. Funds may be used for working capital to cover business costs, such as rent, staffing, utilities and personal protection equipment (PPE) as well as technical assistance, general support, and stabilization of the business.  Microenterprise Assistance grant funds may not be used for major equipment purchases, purchase of real property, construction activities, business expansion, or lobbying. Applications are available here (  


North Shore Community College Corporate and Professional Education Division. Your business or your employees may be eligible for training funds. Find out more by visiting MassHire.


The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) issued emergency regulation 830 CMR 62C.16.2(7), which grants extensions on remitting the room occupancy tax and the sales/meals tax and is aimed at assisting small businesses.

Federal Government

Resources made available through private organizations

Private Organizations/Foundations

Information Tailored to Address Concerns of Specific Business Sectors

Other Types of Assistance

  • National Grid is offering several payment plans for those having difficulty paying their energy bill as a result of COVID-19.



State Government

Federal Government

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal entity, provides people with information and resources to protect and manage their finances, covering issues such as mortgage relief, student debt, and protecting your credit. Visit their webpage focusing on COVID-19.


Resources for Not-for-Profit Organizations