This page is to help keep our members and community informed about important federal and state news, updates and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update this page as soon as new and more information becomes available. We will also share anything we are putting out as a response to the state's reopening efforts.
NEW COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program
The Governor and Lt. Governor recently unveiled a new, sector-specific, “small business grant” program last week. The $688 million grant program is built upon the existing program through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) COVID-19 Small Business Program. The application for new funding opens December 31st and continues until Friday, January 15th. The application and detailed specifics can be found here. This program targets specific industries, including personal services, so there is likely potential opportunity for massage therapists.
COVID-19 Grants for Massachusetts Small Business
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, microenterprises, and their employees, families and communities. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will be administering these funds to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Timeline: Application will be open for 3 weeks
10/22/2020 at 12:00 PM – Application opens.
11/12/2020 at 12:00 PM – Application closes.
Each program encompasses its own eligibility criteria, set forth below. Applicants must review the information to determine which program to proceed with applying.
Massage Therapy Receives Green Light: Phase 2, Step 2 Reopening Starts June 22
AMTA is committed to keeping you informed with the latest updates and resources on COVID-19 and massage therapy.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health continues to respond aggressively to COVID-19 and keep our residents updated, informed, and safe during this challenging time. Here you will find updates on case counts, testing, guidance, and resources regarding our public health response to COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.
AMTA’s Government Relations team has been reaching out to federal, state and local governments about the need for financial assistance for all massage therapists. This page provides information on the efforts, along with additional resources to help you navigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Stay informed on the latest related to Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and COVID-19.
Massachusetts has opened up enrollment for the Affordable Care Act for those currently uninsured.