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 Protecting Families and Communities. Provides a multilingual page on resources geared to immigrants and families.
MAC has compiled the resource guide below in four topic areas:
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.
COVID-19 Resource Page. Access business resources for Massachusetts employers.
COVID-19 Resources Page. Includes a variety of relief funds created by the City of Boston and guidance for residents and businesses.
COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses. Contains up to date resources for businesses including:
- Office of Unemployment Assistance
- Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program
- SBA Express Bridge Loan Program
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance
- SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- SBA Debt Relief
- Emergency Order re: Essential Services and Assemblage Guidance
- MEMA’s Emergency Operations Center’s Private Sector Hotline
- Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development Resources
- Administrative Tax Relief Measures
Saving Small Business: Emerging Typologies of Local Relief Funds. Provides a comprehensive national summary of five funding typographies
- City Government Funds which are initiated with city government money and quickly deliver support through loans or grants to affected small businesses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
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.