Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

 

MGCC Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program

  

MGCCThe Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is pleased to announce that it is accepting grant applications for participation in the Fiscal Year 2020 (July 2019 – June 2020) Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program (subject to appropriation). 

Proposals for FY 2020 are due no later than 5pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
 

About the Program:
The Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program expands economic and entrepreneurial opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. The program is designed to complement and enhance traditional public and private small business assistance networks by providing technical assistance and training programs for underserved and/or disadvantaged businesses with 20 employees or less. It seeks to facilitate small business economic viability and improve their ability to secure capital. This state-funded program is managed by Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). The grants are awarded to community development corporations (CDC’s), community development financial institutions (CDFI’s), chambers of commerce and other nonprofit organizations. Eligible organizations use the funds to provide crucial services, such as technical assistance, training in business skills, and access to financing, to their local businesses. In addition, mini-grants are offered through the grantees to small business owners with needs for professional, technical, and operational services.  

Funds available for the FY2020 program will be about $2 - $3 million (subject to appropriation).
 

Program Eligibility and Application Process:
MGCC is pleased to announce that it is accepting grant applications for participation in the Fiscal Year 2020 (July 2019 – June 2020) program. MGCC will accept applications from not-for-profit organizations that currently provide technical assistance and training programs to small businesses and start-ups with an emphasis on underserved businesses and entrepreneurs. These grants are intended to supplement the organization’s current and anticipated funding and not to be the primary funding support.  

Informational sessions are being offered for prospective applicants:

  • Eastern MA
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Mass Growth Capital Corporation
    Schrafft’s Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 201, Charlestown, MA 02129
     
  • Central MA
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Center for Women and Enterprise
    69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
     
  • Western MA
    Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Common Capital, Inc.
    120 Maple Street, 4th Floor, Maple Conference Room, Springfield, MA 01103

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please RSVP to Alison Moronta at 617-337-2820 or amoronta@massgcc.com  

Proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
 

Proposal Evaluation and Award Process:
Small Business Technical Assistance grants will be awarded by MGCC. A review committee will review and recommend proposals for approval. Grants will be awarded on or about August 30, 2019. Date is subject to change.  
 

Contact Information:
Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program
Alison Moronta, Grant Program Manager
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation
amoronta@massgcc.com
617-337-2820
 

 
Review the full RFP details here:
Request for FY2020 Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Proposals (PDF) (Word doc)