We have created a COVID-19 Resource Guide to assist our Amplify Latinx community, small businesses and nonprofits access tailored resources to navigate the Coronavirus pandemic. This Resource Guide brings together content from federal and state government, our Amplify partners, and national and Massachusetts-based providers. We will endeavor to update this page regularly. If you would like your resource page listed here, please contact [email protected].

Equitable PPP Resources

 Information to raise awareness of and increase access to the PPP

Paycheck Protection Program
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

To apply for forgiveness of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you (the Borrower) must complete this application as directed in these instructions, and submit it to your Lender (or the Lender that is servicing your loan). Borrowers may also complete this application electronically through their Lender.

The Massachusetts Equitable PPP Access Initiative is committed to providing timely and equitable access to the SBA Paycheck Protect Program (PPP) loans for underbanked businesses and historically disadvantaged demographic groups, including people of color and women. As part of this initiative, a coalition of banks are committing to making PPP loans directly, and a network of CDFIs are providing technical assistance with loan applications. If you are a minority-owned business and meet the criteria below, we encourage you to apply through this initiative.

This Guidance and Checklist was created by the MA PPP Equitable Access Coalition. This guidance is subject to change and will be updated frequently. Please check back regularly.

Resource Partner COVID-19 Sites

Several of our Amplify Partners have created COVID-19 resources pages geared to the Latinx community, some of which include multilingual resources.

A Coalition led by Ropes & Gray, Lawyers for Civil Rights and Lawyer’s Clearinghouse is providing small businesses and non-profits with probono legal help.

Small Business Resource Center. As news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve and its impact is widely felt, ICIC is actively supporting our small business community by sharing a wealth of information and external resources as they become available. We will update this page as we become aware of initiatives to mitigate unexpected financial losses.

Recovery Plan. After the health emergency we are living, We Are Human Foundation launched the Hispanic Star campaign and developed this framework of action to mitigate the immediate economic impact of COVID-19 and to set a path to recovery for Hispanic-owned small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs, and independent workers.

COVID-19 Resources and Support for Small Businesses. LCR also provides free unemployment application support.

COVID-19 Resources. Provides a comprehensive listing of housing, small business, family, employment and non-profit resources:

  1. COVID-19 Updates
  2. Housing Resources
  3. Small Business Resources
  4. Resources for Families & Communities
  5. Resources for Nonprofits
  6. Employment Resources
  7. Real Estate Resources

COVID-19 Protecting Families and Communities. Provides a multilingual page on resources geared to immigrants and families.

Coronavirus News page in Spanish.

Coronavirus News page in Spanish.

Pro bono services for small businesses. See a comprehensive list of Chamber member companies and individuals who are offering their pro bono services to small businesses in need.

Education Resources

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools.

Covid resources for schools.

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

NonProfit Resources

Statewide fund supporting frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable populations, including immigrants and those threatened with food insecurity and homelessness.

Ongoing resource page for Disaster and Emergency Relief Resources for funders with ways to respond to natural disasters and other calls for emergency relief.

In addition to its COVID-19 Response Fund, the Boston Foundation is coordinating efforts with the City of Boston and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. This page includes information on other philanthropic funds, Greater Boston response funds, community foundation funds, and resources for nonprofits.

COVID-19 FAQ and Resources. Offers free and probono legal resources to small businesses and nonprofits. Have questions about a legal issue related to your nonprofit or housing, benefits, immigration, a criminal record, or another civil matter? Email Clinic Manager Mosunmola Ojo or call 617-544-3434 ext. 109 (please leave a voicemail).

Small Business Resources

Provides loans/grants and crisis management to Black and Latinx Businesses.

Small business loans through Berkshire Bank.

COVID-19 Resource Page. Access business resources for Massachusetts employers.

Saving Small Business: Emerging Typologies of Local Relief Funds. Provides a comprehensive national summary of five funding typographies

  1. City Government Funds which are initiated with city government money and quickly deliver support through loans or grants to affected small businesses.
  2. Public Entity Funds which are initiated with dedicated public entities like economic development agencies or special use authorities that are affiliated with, but operate independently from, city hall. They provide loans or grants to affected small businesses.
  3. Philanthropic Funds which are set up separately from city hall and are capitalized with funds from community foundations or local anchor institutions to provide grants to small businesses.
  4. Financial institution Funds which are capitalized by the variety of banks and CDFIs that commonly lend to small businesses. They provide grants and loans to small businesses.
  5. Business Chamber Funds which are run through local nonprofit business associations and provide long-term and quickly deployed loans to the small businesses in their communities.

COVID19 Resources. The Boston Chamber introduced Boston’s COVID-19 Digest for Business, a newsletter to provide you with resources from the government.

COVID Small Business Resource Center. Access financial support, emergency grants, navigate government programs, find enterprise discounts and virtual events, and support your employees with the resources curated below. Through the Center you can connect with peers and experts to get the help you need, and share best practices to lift each other up.

COVID-19 Small Business Resource Page. A simplified list of resources and a business impact survey in English and Spanish.

COVID-19 Response Page. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, LISC is taking action to ensure that we continue to support the people and places where we work. This webpage contains up to date resources for businesses including:

  1. LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund
  2. Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
  3. Local Funding Opportunities

See SBA Resources under Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub. Offers a number of webinars, mentors and resources for small businesses, including support with the SBA EIDL and PPP loans.

COVID-19 Resources. Compiles relevant tips and resources and information on new funding opportunities and policy developments. Includes daily webinars with useful information about the ways small businesses can prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on their business and community.

  1. Facebook | Small Business Grants Program | Apply 
  2. LISC Boston | Small Business Recovery Grant Program APPLY April 20-24
  3. US Chamber Foundation | Save Small Business Grant | APPLY
  4. LiFT Capital Fund | $1,000 Seed Grant for Latinx Start-ups | APPLY

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