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The Concord Together Business Fund is a short-term disaster relief grant program which will further charitable purposes by providing emergency funding to small businesses in Concord distressed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility and Funding Criteria:

  • Small businesses located in Concord, Massachusetts, which are distressed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic disaster and which, without intervention, would be unable to remain in the area are eligible to apply for funding. Grants are available in amounts up to $4,000.
  • Funds may be used toward the following:
    • Physical reconfiguration for store fronts to comply with COVID-19 guideline requirements
    • Personal Protective Equipment 
    • Rent abatement 
    • Other operational support, ie. regular workforce payroll, utilities, improving e-commerce capabilities
  • Nonprofit organizations are otherwise served by the Community Chest and are not eligible to participate in this program. Nonprofit grant program information is located here.

Submission and Grant Reporting Requirements:

  • Submission of prior 12-month revenue and expense statement; 
  • Proposed budget specifying how grant funds will be used; 
  • Submission of historical Business Information 
  • Submission of a post- grant report linked here to include a one-page update 6 months following grant award or once funds are expended.  Includes financial report. (A pdf of the grant report form for you planning purposes can be found here.)

Application:

To apply, complete this application and submit an annual operating budget (if you do not have a detailed budget, please use this template). 

This Concord Together Business Fund – PDF form contains a blank Grant Application form for your planning purposes.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Any questions regarding the application process, please contact Jennifer Ubaldino at jennifer@cccommunitychest.org. 

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