Update: Last Updated May 20, 2020
At this time, the Planning and Community Development Department does not have any provisions for acceptance of applications electronically. However, applications can be delivered to Town Hall as noted in the document below entitled "Planning and Comm. Dev-Application Process during COVID-19 Emergency".
Please watch this page for further information and updates related to a number of topics.
Small Business Emergency Grants up to $1000
Main St. Matters, a program that will offer emergency grants (does not need to be paid back) in the form of a $1,000 grant award for small businesses (1-20 employees) who have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses must be located in Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Randolph, or Stoughton, MA. Read more here!
Planning and Community Development - Application Process:
Governor Baker's Guidelines on Construction:
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION (Small Business, Unemployment Information, Essential Business, etc):
May Small Business Administration Newsletter (May 15, 2020)
FHL BANK ACTIONS (May 15, 2020):
Other Updates: SBA Announces Express Bridge Loan Program to Bridge Long-Term Financing (March 27, 2020 update): The Small Business Administration is offering an Express Bridge Loan Program to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. This program authorizes SBA Express Lenders to provide expedited SBA-guaranteed bridge loan financing on an emergency basis in amounts up to $25,000 for disaster-related purposes to small businesses who have applied for and await long-term financing (including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program).
SBA - Guidance for Self-Employed, 1099ers and Independent Contractors (4/15/2020):
Mass Business Office of Development Information:
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION (tax filing, Real ID, Bar Exams, Census, etc):
Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020 - Updated Statement
Massachusetts Tax Filing Deadline Extension:
Real ID deadline – delayed until 10/1/21
New York and Massachusetts Bar Exams - Update:
The New York and Massachusetts bar exams will be postponed from July until unspecified dates in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, court and bar officials in both states announced.
U.S. Census Operational Updates:
Alcohol Beverages Control Commission Order:
Mass Cultural Council - Artist News - April 2020
REOPENING MASSACHUSETTS: Guidance for Industries on the reopening plan - As of May 18, 2020: