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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.

Apply by clicking here.

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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.

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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;

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❑ 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

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.