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COVID-19 Small Business Resources

FEDERAL RESOURCES
SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs: Signed into law in March 2020, the CARES Act contains relief for American workers and small businesses. In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established these new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak:

Paycheck Protection Program
Economic Injury Disaster Loan
SBA Express Bridge Loans
SBA Debt Relief
Main Street Lending Program

Paycheck Protection Program: The U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Paycheck Protection Program on Monday, January 11, 2021 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan. For more PPP Information and Resources, please click here.

SBA extends deferment periods for all disaster loans: The U.S. Small Business Administration announced March 16, 2021 that it has extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022. Click here for more details.

SBA Update on Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal remains temporarily suspended through the weekend of April 9, while the SBA works to resolve technical issues. When a reopening date is determined, we'll provide updates. In the meantime, applicants may continue to register for a new account. Click here!

STATE RESOURCES
COVID-19 Small Business Tools & Resources via Mass Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

Find out how to obtain a D-U-N-S Number

Reopening Massachusetts > Learn more

General Business Guidance

Sector specific protocols and best practices

Massachusetts Grant Opportunity to overcome Food Insecurity

LOCAL RESOURCES
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force - Bilingual Signage Resources

SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands Reopening Toolkit for Small Businesses

Town of Yarmouth’s Job Retention and Creation CDBG Grant Program

Cape Cod & Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod's Arts Relief Fund

COVID-19 Fishermen Assistance Programs

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