We are gathering some of our thoughts, learnings, resources and things we are seeing out there re: COVID-19 on this page. In typical GSP-style, it’s real estate, restaurant, retail and arts centric. As with the situation, this page will evolve in the coming days but it’s our sincere hope there’s content here that is helpful to you as we collectively deal with and problem solve around the very real challenges before us. Oh, and please send us (firstname.lastname@example.org) articles, updates, learnings, etc. as you find them and we’ll post here.
Topics covered on this page:
Tools available to our community to aid in relief during the COVID-19 situation:
Running a Food Business in the face of COVID-19: Comprehensive Resource Guide provided by CommonWealth Kitchen.
Small Business Recovery Loan Fund: The $10 million Fund provides emergency capital to Massachusetts-based businesses with under 50 full- and part-time employees
Massachusetts Dept. of Unemployment Assistance: Apply for unemployment benefits
Small Business Assistance for COVID-19: Information about the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
US Small Business Administration: Guide from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Businesses and Employers to Plan/Respond to COVID-19
Boston Area Restaurant Changes (Ongoing List): Eater Boston’s ongoing tracking of closures, service changes, fundraising, and more in the wake of COVID-19
Boston Artist Relief Fund: Grants to artists in Boston who are effected by COVID-19
Resources for Artists in the COVID-19 Crisis: Kickstarter has compiled a list of emergency grants, freelance resources, legal aid, and more.
Disaster Assistance: The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
Boston Singers Relief Fund: BSRF is offering emergency relief for singers with gigs cancelled due to COVID-19.
Boston Music Maker Relief Fund: A fund to provide financial relief to music makers in the Boston area experiencing lost revenue from gig cancellations.
Theater Community Benevolent Fund: Financial relief to individual theater practitioners and non-profit theater organizations of Greater Boston and the surrounding areas.
Resources from New England Foundation for the Arts: Resources and updates