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FRAMINGHAM – Today, December 21, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that nearly $49 million in grants to small businesses will be awarded through the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.

Among the more than 1,150+ businesses that received a grant were a trio in Wayland – Dudley Chateau, Wayland Montessori Preschool, and Happy Tots Childcare Corp.

In October, the $50.8 million grant program was announced as a key component of Partnerships for Recovery, the Administration’s comprehensive plan to get people back to work, support small businesses, foster innovation, revitalize downtowns, and ensure housing stability.

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Of the businesses being notified of their successful applications, each meets the preferred criteria of being owned by women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, or that identify as LGBTQ. Additionally, every completed application received from a qualified minority-owned business that has not been able to receive prior aid from federal, state or local programs established to support businesses during the pandemic will be receiving relief.

“As the pandemic continues to create challenges across the Commonwealth, our administration is pleased to partner with Mass Growth Capital Corporation to award almost $50 million to small business owners disproportionately impacted by COVID-19,”said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are thankful to our state, local and federal partners for their collaboration to equitably distribute these funds, and remain committed to working together to deliver additional relief to the families and businesses of Massachusetts.”

The Dudley Chateau received a $75,000 grant as a minority-owned and woman-owned business.

Wayland Montessori Preschool Inc also received a $75,000 grant as a woman-owned and minority-owned business.

Happy Tots Childcare Corp received a $75,000 grant as a woman-owned and minority-owned business.

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