Community Development Updates

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Recognizing the extreme challenges to small businesses created by the global pandemic, the City through its Office of Community Development launched a Business Assistance program. The federally funded program provides operating grants that enable small businesses to remain open and continue to employ low- moderate income individuals.  From April 1 through December 31, the City has provided direct financial assistance to forty-six small business across the City.  The program still have available resource. Information and the application are on the City’s website at  https://www.chicopeema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10200/Lights-On-Business-Assistance