Governor extends Stay at Home Advisory and Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18.

The Town intends to engage the Franklin County Community Development Corporation (FCCDC) to administer this new small business (forgivable) loan program in support of the continued operation or re-opening of small businesses that are dealing with the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal of this program is to make funds available to small businesses disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic until they are able to access the other programs and/or restore revenue streams and cash flow.

1. Business must be a for-profit business located in Montague.
2. Business must have been in operation on December 10,2019 and have had continuing operations through March 10, 2020.
3. Businesses must have 5 or fewer current employees [including the owner(s)] at the time of application.
4. Business owner’s household income must be less than 80% HUD median income (adjusted by household size)

Applications will be accepted on a first come. first served basis starting Tuesday, May 26 at 1PM

The Application form and program guidelines are now available at the following link.

How to Apply:
*Use the google form to submit basic application information (This link will be active 5/26 at 1 PM)
*Drop off your supporting documentation at Town Hall- One Avenue A. You can also print the application form and submit a hard copy with your supporting documentation.
*Completed Applications with supporting documentation can be dropped off at Montague Town Hall in the front vestibule during regular hours:Mon, Tues, Thus 8:30am-5:30pm and Wed 8:30am- 6:30pm. Montague Town Hall is closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Alternatively, applications may be submitted to the Franklin County CDC offices in Greenfield. Applications are not considered completed until all required supporting documents are received at Montague Town Hall or at the Franklin County CDC Offices.

Technical questions about the program can be directed to:
Amy Shapiro
Business Development Director
Franklin County CDC
324 Wells St, Greenfield, MA 01301

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FOR LINKS TO emergency Declarations and Measures and Health Guidance and Information Related to COVID-19 are available at the Montague Board of Health website page.

FOR LINKS TO Regional, State, and Federal Initiatives, Business and Non-Profit Loan Programs, and Utility Initiatives visit the Town of Montague website . This information will be updated as new resources are identified.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Apply for SNAP link HERE.
INFO about HIP (Health Incentives Program)
HIP Tutorial VIDEO on YouTube

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