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Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Supports Small Business: COVID-19 Business Guide Offers Financial Resources

Mayor Daniel Rivera announces today, with community partners, a Business Guide for the City of Lawrence, which offers a summary of Government Financial Support resources and opportunities for business owners and employees amid the COVID-19 emergency. “Our small business community is the bed rock of our economic life,” said Mayor Dan Rivera. “Small business keeps our community alive. Now more than ever, we need to support them. Our Business Guide will offer financial resources for both our business owners and their employees during this time of uncertainty and help keep our business community afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Things are changing rapidly, and we will update our Businesses Resource List as often as possible. The Federal Government is moving slowly, but more money is coming. The city will keep track of businesses and their needs as best we can with support from partners like Lawrence Partnership and EforAll, as well as advise businesses on how to keep employees on payroll. Independent workers and those who use 1099 as well as small business owners can apply for unemployment. Business owners or employees with questions should call the Lawrence Business Support Hotline at 978-921-8106 or via email at or .

The Business Resource Guide includes resources such as:

Business Support Resources:

  • Small Business Debt Relief Program
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Grants

Restaurant Resources:

  • Restaurant Strong Fund
  • Support Workers in Crisis Fund

Employee Resources:

  • Recovery Rebates
  • Increased Unemployment Compensation
  • Expanded Eligibility for Unemployment Assistance
  • Paid Leave for Retired Employees

Technical Assistance Resources: 

  • MCCI: Mill Cities Community Investment
  • Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE)
  • EforAll/Eparatodos

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