With more than $22,382.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $15,200.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Massachusetts. There are 138,370 business establishments in the state of Massachusetts, and they break down to the following:

Massachusetts Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 80,635 registered businesses in Massachusetts have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 23,739 registered businesses in Massachusetts have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 15,012 registered businesses in Massachusetts have 10-19 employees.
  • 12,615 registered businesses in Massachusetts have 20-99 employees.
  • 3,403 registered businesses in Massachusetts have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 2,966 registered businesses in Massachusetts have over 500 employees.

Massachusetts Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 21,721 registered businesses in Massachusetts are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 9,845 registered businesses in Massachusetts are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 16,062 registered businesses in Massachusetts are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 16,550 registered businesses in Massachusetts are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 8,000 farms in the state of Massachusetts.

Starting and managing a small business in Massachusetts is not an easy task. Over $153,775,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Massachusetts and more than 22,942 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Massachusetts, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Massachusetts, contact Massachusetts financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Massachusetts are browsing from the following cities: Harwich, Boylston, Worthington Center, Dracut, South Wellfleet, Berlin, Georgetown, West Hyannisport, Windsor, Milton Village

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Watershed Assessment for the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) in Western Massachusetts (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MA NWQI 22 NOFO0001187
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $50,000
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022 –Massachusetts (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MA CIG 22 NOFO0001154
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $200,000
Massachusetts Staffing Project, Phase II. (apply)

Funding Number: 21JD08
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Category: Energy
Funding Amount: $60,000
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021 – Massachusetts (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MA CIG NOFO0001057
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $200,000
Watershed Assessments for the National Water Quality Initiative in Western Massachusetts (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MA EQIP 21 NOFO0001047
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $100,000
Cooperative Conservation Agreements, Fiscal Year 2020 Announcement for Funding - Massachusetts (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MA MULTI 20 NOFO0001026
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $650,000
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 Massachusetts (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MA CIG 20 GEN0010776
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $200,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Cape Cod and the Islands, and the Town of Wareham, Massachusetts (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R01 1788
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,224,237
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The Towns of Lynn, Saugus, Nahant, Swampscott, Marblehead and Lynnfield, Massachusetts (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R01 1632
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,347,172
Massachusetts Conservation Planning & Implementation Support Partnership Fiscal Year 2019 Announcement for Funding (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MA CTA 19 GEN0010275
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $800,000

 

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