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Due to high demand, the Empower Digital Grant Program will
no longer be accepting grant applications after Friday, 3/31 at 5pm
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Empower Digital Grant
If you are a small business owner in Massachusetts, you could get thousands of dollars in funding to enhance your digital capabilities. And we can help!
What is It?

The Empower Digital Grant provides funding for the needs of eligible Massachusetts-based small businesses seeking relevant capital expenses, tools, and services to develop their digital capabilities in partnership with a Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) provider.


Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) administers these grants for up to $5,000 for digital services and up to $5,000 for digital capacity-building capital expenses. And the time to take advantage of this opportunity is now -- the deadline is 6/30/2023 or until funds are fully disbursed - whichever comes first!

Eligible digital services we can provide
  • Website Design

  • Social Media Strategy

  • Branding & Logo Design

  • Digital Marketing: Facebook & Instagram Ads

  • Email Marketing

  • Content Strategy & Development

  • Recommendations for software to help with graphic design, social media scheduling and more

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Am I eligible?

Eligible businesses are:

  • Based and operating in Massachusetts

  • Employing 1-20 FTE people (including 1099s)

  • The business owners’ primary source of income, which cannot exceed $2,500,000

  • In business for a minimum of one year at the time of application

  • Owned by an individual 18 years or older at the time of application, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligible businesses are NOT:

  • Owned by someone employed by the sponsoring SBTA

  • nonprofit, not-for-profit, or charitable organization

  • Supplying digital services to other businesses (e.g. website design/development, SEO, programming)

  • A franchise with more than 2 locations, including those individually owned-and-operated 

  • real estate rental/sales business

  • A lobbyist

  • A cannabis-related business

How do I get started?

All applicants must be nominated / sponsored by a Small Business Technical Assistance Provider (SBTA). This is a great thing, as they will help you get your ducks in a row and submit a clean application.

If your business in located between Brewster / Harwich and Provincetown, we recommend the Community Development Partnership (Cape CDP). You can connect with them directly by sending completing the Sponsor Introduction Form below or calling 508-240-7873 and speaking with Pam Andersen or Tricia Murray.

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If your business is NOT located in the Lower or Outer Cape, you can connect with Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) or Coastal Community Capital; they both serve the entire Cape.

To get started, complete the online sponsor introduction form (When you get to the question which asks to to choose the SBTA you would like to connect with, you can choose CDP or CCC from the dropdown). From there, they will be in touch to start your application process.  

In the meantime, reach out to us so we can help you with the vendor proposal that is needed to submit your application. We understand how to define this clearly, which will help get you through the process more smoothly.

So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself introduced to your SBTA sponsor, and schedule a call with us to see how we can help you build your digital capabilities!

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