Business Support Resources

  1. 11/2/20 – Gov. Baker new executive orders re: reopening MA
  2. Phase III Safety Standards & Checklist for Restaurants | Updated 9/22, Effective 9/28
  3. 8/14/20 – Info for businesses re: approaching the risk of liability from customers getting COVID-19
  4. 7/15/20 – Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program w/ SBA
  5. 6/19/20 – Safety Standards & Checklist for Close Contact Personal Services
  6. 6/19/20 – Safety Standards & Checklist for Restaurants
  7. 6/19/20 – MA Restaurant Association Re-Opening Toolkit
  8. 5/19/20 – Reopening MA – Resources, Business Guidance, Protocols/Best Practices & More.
  9. Book an phone appointment with a SCORE consultant to review your business and the available financial support resources available
    • Appointments on Thursdays
    • Email
  10. 5/19/20 – Safety Standards for Hair Salons & Barbershops: English | Spanish
  11. Small Business Guide to the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act
  12. 5/11/20 – Reopening Advisory Board Presentation
  13. 5/12/20 – City of Lynn Small Business Emergency Grant Program (through EDIC & Lynn Community Dev.)
  14. FDA – Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  15. LISC Local Funding Opportunities & Resources
  16. The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses: Supporting small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  17. Mass Growth Capital Corp:  COVID-19 Loan Fund
    • 50 or fewer employees
    • Up to $75,000
  18. Small Business Association (SBA):  COVID-19 Disaster assistance loans
    1. Affected area survey (not a loan application – Completed forms can be submitted by email to or by fax to (508) 820-1401.  If you do fax the form, please include your e mail.
  19. COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
  20. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
  21. Lynn Covid-19 Community Care Fund
  22. Small Business Provisions in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – SENATE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE, MINORITY
  23. Information on Complying with the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Final Rule
  24. Eastern Bank Consumer and Small Business Impact Loan
  25. COVID-19 PPE Procurement and Donation Program
  26. North Shore Community PPE Supply SurveyThe Inn – A Place to Isolate and Recover from COVID-19: English | Spanish

Community Support Resources

  1. Emergency Food Events in Lynn:
    • Beginning 3/16/20, 11 am -1 pm, free grab and go lunch service daily for all Lynn Public School students at the following sites; Classical, English, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute and Marshall Middle School.
    • My Brothers’ Table:
      Beginning Tuesday, 3/17/20, pick up meals from Noon-6 pm. On weekends, to-go meals will be served from 2-4:30 pm. These meals will be a hot meal plus a bagged breakfast.
    • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church:
      Fridays from 3-4 pm pick up family care packages.
      Must be a Lynn Resident with an ID. Bring birth certificates to provide proof you have children and you will receive a family package.
    • Salvation Army:
      Mon–Fri 9-11 am, you may only attend ONCE every 30 days. Prepared box pick up. Be ready to provide your name, date of birth and number of people in your household.
  2. COVID-19 Family Support Fund – United Way of MA Bay & Merrimack Valley
  3. The Greg Hill Foundation | Restaurant Strong Fund
  4. MA Registry of Motor Vehicles – Deadline extended on plate registrations
  5. Lynn Community Resource Page
  6. Lynn Community Health Center – COVID-19 Advice for Lynn Residents
  7. Lynn MA Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Resource Page
  8. Lynn Public Library – Temporary Library Card for Online use
  9. Swampscott Public Schools – Extended Closure Enrichment Activities

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