Archives for COVID-19 Updates

COVID Recovery Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program

What is this program? The Mircroenterprise Assistance Program is a forgivable loan program for businesses with five or fewer employees. Applications for businesses located in Greenfield, Buckland, Shelburne and Montague are open with more towns in Franklin County coming soon. Who might qualify? The following are the eligibility criteria: Business must be a for-profit business located in Greenfield, Buckland, Shelburne or Montague. Business must have been in operation on September 10, 2019 and have continuing operations thru March 10, 2020. Micro enterprise businesses are those with 5 or fewer employees (including the owner) Owner’s household income is less than 80%
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COVID-19 Resources

The FCCDC is here to help you and your business navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Our team of industry experts and partners have worked to build the following list of resources. This list will be updated periodically to reflect changes and additions. The FCCDC staff are working remotely, please contact us via email.
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FCCDC Update: COVID-19 March 27, 2020

Updates from March 27th: The FCCDC’s subcommittee for COVID-19 response in partnership with the entire FCCDC staff and board have been following a new and very vigilant set of precautions to “flatten the curve”. FCCDC staff are working remotely, please continue to email and call us. We are practicing increased sanitation as well as social distancing to limit touch points in our building. The Western Mass Food Processing Center is still open with limited productions and shipping and receiving hours. We are committed to working with others in our regional system to ensure healthy food gets to those who need
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