MARLBOROUGH – The deadline to apply for the Marlborough COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program is June 30.
Marlborough Small Businesses with 25 employees or less may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 towards reopening costs through the Marlborough COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program.
The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications on a first come first serve basis.
The purpose of the Marlborough COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program is to provide short term relief to Marlborough businesses, by way of grants, that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are re-opening under the state’s new guidelines.
Grant funds are not intended to be used as a supplement to other federal or state COVID-19 relief programs that a business previously received.
Eligible uses for the grants include safety and operational retrofits for re-opening, personal protective equipment, training and any other costs related to re-opening under the state’s COVID-19 re-opening guidelines.
Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines:
Open to for-profit existing Marlborough businesses that can demonstrate or provide the following:
❑ business has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic;
❑ 25 employees or less;
❑ have been in their current Marlborough space and open for business for at least 6 months prior to March 16, 2020;
❑ costs are related to re-opening under the state’s re-opening guidelines;
❑ quotes, invoices or receipts showing how the funds will be or were used;
❑ proof of purchase within 30 days of receiving award;
❑ business and owner in good standing with the City of Marlborough and the State of Massachusetts by way of providing Certificate of Good Standing;
❑ documentation verifying the number of employees on payroll (such as IRS payroll tax filings or payroll and unemployment insurance filings);
❑ copy of current lease agreement;
❑ willingness to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement “MOA” with the MEDC