Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund

On April 18th, Mayor Curtatone announced the establishment of the $1,000,000 Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Fund was designed to provide up to $10,000 forgivable loans for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications and program guidelines were made available online and in multiple languages on April 24th and applications were accepted until May 11th. Substantial outreach took place and included coordination with the Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Communications Team, outreach through the Economic Development e-newsletter, networking through our economic development partners, and targeted outreach to our small businesses utilizing other business assistance programs. Applications were reviewed by staff to ensure they met basic program eligibility guidelines. Next, an 8-person Review Committee was established and consisted of three OSPCD staff, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and four community representatives appointed by Somerville business organizations: East Somerville Main Streets, Union Square Main Streets, Somerville Chamber of Commerce, and The Welcome Project.

Of the awardees...

  • 46% are minority-owned businesses
  • 56% are women-owned businesses
  • Collectively, these businesses employ over 600 people
  • List of Awardees

  • Committee Recommendations Memo

  • Application Process and Guidelines

Business Name

  • A Curated World
  • Ackerson ACQ, LLC dba The Boston Shaker
  • Alexandra Whisnant dba gâté comme des filles
  • Ana's Hair Salon
  • AnnexTW, Inc dba Bronwyn Restaurant
  • Arow Express INC dba Arow Express Grab and Go
  • Ashley Vick dba Filomena Demarco Jewelry
  • B.EE.F. INC. dba Fasika Restaurant
  • barra.bars,LLC dba BARRA
  • be. in Union Yoga
  • Beacon Street Cafe INC dba R.F. O'Sullivan & Son
  • Beacon Street Pizza Llc dba Beacon Street Pizza
  • Bergamot LLC dba Bergamot Restaurant
  • Biosol beauty salon
  • Boston Mobile iPhone Repairs dba Boston Mobile iPhone Repairs
  • Bow Street Charm Corp dba Yoi Sushi & Chinese Restaurant
  • Bread and Salt Hospitality, LLC dba Juliet
  • Buddy’s Diner
  • Buenas LLC
  • Bull McCabe Corp dba Bull McCabe's Pub
  • Caesar's Pizza & Subs, Inc.
  • Cafe Rustica Inc
  • Callan Hospitality Inc. dba The Dark Horse Public House
  • Carolicious LLC
  • Casa B LLC dba Casa B Tapas and Cocktail & Rum Bar
  • Cercross and sons Inc dba Restaurante Turistico Machu Picchu
  • Chacon restaurant group inc dba Los Paisanos
  • Davis Squared Inc dba Davis Squared
  • Demeter Hospitality Group LLC dba Daddy Jones Bar
  • Edson Lino dba International Optical
  • Elliots House LLC dba Elliots House Pet Care & More
  • Emily B. Chang, DDS,LLC dba Smiles Over Somerville
  • Fadil African Hair Braiding
  • Fat Hen LLC dba La Brasa / Fat Hen
  • Federal Wine & Spirits Belmont dba Backbar
  • Fedwell Pet Foods, Inc dba Petwell Supply
  • Fernanda C. Macedo dba Fernanda’s beauty salon
  • Forestbound
  • G & A Foods Inc dba Falafel Place
  • Gogle Mogle, Inc dba The Biscuit
  • Grace Salon
  • Gracie's Ice Cream, LLC dba Gracie's Ice Cream
  • HAIR by Christine & co
  • High Energy Vintage
  • Highland Cuisine
  • Hua Sheng Inc. dba Mandarin
  • Isabel Bermejo dba April's Hair Cutting
  • Josy Hair Salon
  • KARALLI LLC dba Royal Pizza & Subs
  • Kathmandu kitchen LLC dba Himalayan Kitchen
  • Kaya Beauty Spa and Salon corp dba Kaya Beauty Spa
  • Kayaa llc dba Momo n curry
  • L& L CORP UNION MARKET dba Union Market
  • Lisa's Nails Inc
  • LKJ Pino Inc dba Amal Niccoli
  • L'Optique Boutique
  • Machu Chicken INC dba Machu Chicken
  • Make and Mend LLC dba Emily Tirella
  • Mariachi Foods Inc. dba El Potro Mexican Grill
  • Mark Food Enterprises dba Oliviera’s Steak House
  • Maryom Hair Design
  • Mike's Bar Corporation
  • Mineirao One Stop Mart, Inc.
  • Moe Fencing Club LLC
  • Moroccan hospitality
  • Mt. Auburn Healthcare,UnionSquare dba Somerville Primary Care Clinic
  • Narae Holdings dba Buk Kyung
  • Navjot Kaur Corporation dba Masala Square
  • New England Leather dba Swank
  • New Style Beauty Salon
  • Nievesfamilychildcare, Inc.
  • Noel herbal skincare
  • NU Cafe Somerville, LLC dba NU Kitchen
  • O'Connor Awards Unlimited dba Awards Unlimited
  • Olio Culinary Cooperative Corporation dba Tanám
  • Open Space Community Acupuncture LLC
  • Play Union, LLC
  • Portuguese American Lounge dba Union Tavern
  • Prospect Hill Properties, Inc. dba The Independent
  • Rebel Revel LLC Rebel Rebel
  • Recinos corporación dba Recinos Café
  • Rei da Picanha & Events Inc
  • Remnant Brewing, LLC dba Remnant Brewing
  • RENATA & Co., LLC
  • Restaurant la Mexicana Inc. dba Cantina La Mexicana
  • Rincon Mexicano inc.
  • S & H Coffee Company, Inc. dba Nine Bar Espresso
  • Sally O Brien’s LLC dba Sally O Brien’s bar & grille
  • Salon Aya
  • Salon CU, INC.
  • Salonika Hair Design
  • Saus Bow Market Entertainment dba SAUS
  • Shiso Kitchen LLC
  • Sirit LLC dba Veggie Crust & Nice Cream
  • SN4, Inc. dba Shivalic food and spice
  • Some Yoga Studio, LLC
  • Somerville Grooves
  • Sri Shakti Corp. dba Dosa n Curry
  • Studio M Barbershop and Salon dba Studio M
  • Sweet Spot Bakery LLC dba Lyndell's Bakery
  • T&C Trust dba T&C Convenience
  • TAQOS LLC dba Taco Loco Mexican Grill
  • Tasty MoMo
  • Thai J&J LLC dba Siam Ginger Thai Cuisine
  • The Jungle Club LLC dba The Jungle Community Music Club
  • Tiny Turns Designs LLC dba Tiny Turns Paperie
  • Tree House Academy Child Care
  • Tufts Market LLC dba Tufts Market
  • TW Productions, Inc dba T&B Pizza
  • Two Little Monkeys
  • Union Square Companies, LLC dba Union Square Donuts
  • Union Square Group dba Brass Union
  • Union Square Tailoring
  • Urban Axes Boston, LLC dba Urban Axes
  • V & Y Corp dba AR Nail Bar
  • Vinal Bakery LLC dba Vinal Bakery
  • Warehouse XI
  • WINTER HILL PUB INC dba Olde Magoun’s Saloon


Committee recommendations memo preview

The City of Somerville is now accepting applications for the Somerville Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund, which will provide forgivable loans of up to $10,000 to Somerville businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This $1 million fund uses Community Development Block Grant monies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds can be used for working capital expenses, including but not limited to rent or mortgage payments, payroll expenses including healthcare, and utility expenses.

Applications are now open and due by Monday, May 11 at 3 p.m.

Program guidelines are available here.

Download a list of the questions included in the application.


COVID-19 Fondo de ayuda para pequeñas empresas de Somerville

La ciudad de Somerville está aceptando solicitudes para el COVID-19 Fondo de ayuda para pequeñas empresas de Somerville, que proporcionará préstamos perdonables de hasta $10,000 a las empresas de Somerville afectadas por la pandemia de COVID-19. Este fondo de $1 millón utiliza fondos del Community Development Block Grant del U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Los fondos se pueden usar para gastos de capital de trabajo, incluidos, entre otros, pagos de alquiler o hipoteca, gastos de nómina, incluidos atención médica y gastos de servicios públicos.

Las solicitudes ya están abiertas y se admitirán hasta el lunes 11 de Mayo a las 3 p.m.

Las pautas del programa están disponibles aquí

Fundo de Assistência COVID-19 para Pequenas Empresas de Somerville

A cidade de Somerville agora está aceitando pedidos para o Fundo de Assistência COVID-19 para Pequenas Empresas de Somerville, que fornecerá empréstimos perdoáveis de até US $ 10.000 para as empresas de Somerville afetadas pela pandemia de COVID-19. Este fundo de US $ 1 milhão usa verbas do Community Development Block Grant do Departamento de Habitação e Desenvolvimento Urbano dos EUA.

As inscrições estão abertas até segunda-feira, 11 de maio, às 15h.

As diretrizes do programa estão disponíveis aqui.

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