Empower Digital Grant: About The Grant And How to Get It

Written by Joshua Parker

Joshua Parker is a social media expert, web designer, and SEO expert. As founder and owner of Baystate Marketing, he has been leading the way in digital marketing for businesses nationwide!

What is the Empower Digital Grant?

Are you a small business owner in Massachusetts? Are you looking for ways to develop your digital capabilities? If so, then the Empower Digital Grant may be just what you are looking for!

 

The Empower Digital Grant is $5,000 to expand your Businesses Digital Capabilities

This grant program is open to those who qualify and was originally intentended to provide funding for the needs of small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals seeking tools and services to develop their digital capabilities in partnership with a Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) provider. 

In this blog post, we will discuss what the Empower Digital Grant is, who is eligible to apply, and how to apply!

We have an official Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) Provider 

Looking to make your small business dreams a reality? SBTA providers are the key – they’ll help you apply and provide technical support through every step of the process. Plus, work with qualified experts in areas like digital development planning that will get you closer to success! Through this grant program, they’ll provide both guidance and technical assistance as you work together with a Qualified Professional towards achieving digital transformation.

Empower Digital Grant Video

Grant Application Process

  1. Introduction
  2. Prequalification
  3. We create a proposal for your new website or marketing campaign.
  4. Introduction to the Grant Sponsor
  5. Complete The Application
  6. 4-6 weeks until the $5,000 grant funds are approved!

Get Started With Your Empower Grant Application

Is your business located in the state of Massachusetts?

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Services We Can Provide With Your Empower  Digital Grant

Web Design

We have been building websites since 1998, but we are always on the cutting edge of web design. Our websites are modern, clean, attractive & fast!

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Social Media Marketing Management

Our social media marketing experts will make sure that you are speaking to your customers where they are, in the language they speak, so they can be informed & buy your product.

Google My Business Local Market Domination

If you’re not taking the steps to dominate your local market with your Google My Business listing you are being left behind.

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Content Creation

Our marketing expertise will make sure that you are speaking to your customers where they are, in the language they speak, so they can be informed & buy your product.

Search Engine Optimization - SEO

Make sure that the pages of your website are speaking the language of search engines so Google will show them to your customers!

Digital Marketing - Google, Facebook & Instagram Ads

Let our advertising champions target the town or demographic do you want to do business with and we will have them knocking on your door.

Branding

Create a consistent brand experience, builds brand recognition, stand out from the competition. 

Business, Tech & Marketing Consulting

We provide support for all of your web technical issues. From integrating CRMs, Accounting Software or setting up your organizational email. No problem too big, no issue too small.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

The Empower Digital Grant is open to participants who meet the following requirements. Eligible applicants must be a small business that:

  • Has been nominated by a Technical Assistance Provider through MGCC’s Small Business Technical Assistance Program
  • Is based and operating within Massachusetts
  • Is employing 1-20 FTE employees (including 1099s)
  • Is the business owners’ primary source of income
  • Has an annual revenue not exceeding $2,500,000
  • Has completed and submitted the Digital Assessment to their SBTA Sponsor for review
  • Has been in business for a minimum of one year at the time of application
    • Requires 2021 Federal Business Tax Returns or Schedule C
  • Is NOT owned by someone employed by the sponsoring SBTA
  • Is NOT a nonprofit, not-for-profit, or charitable organization
  • Is NOT a business supplying digital services to other businesses (e.g. website design/development, SEO, programming)
  • Is NOT a franchise with more than 2 locations, including those individually owned-and-operated (Franchises with up to 2 locations will be considered, but MGCC reserves the right to limit grant funding to one location)
  • Is NOT a real estate rental/sales business
  • Is NOT a lobbyist
  • Is NOT a cannabis related business

Owned by:

  • An individual of 18 years or older at the time of application
  • A United States citizen or permanent resident

ATTENTION MULTI-BUSINESS OWNERS: When applying, be aware MGCC reserves the right to limit grant funding for one business per owner.

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Baystate Marketing delivers. I thought I had a decent website and Baystate Marketing made it better. Joshua knows the ins and outs of a successful website. He pushed my page to the top of the search list for my services. He also brought me into the 21st century by setting up the ability for my customers to pay directly on my website. He has an attention to detail, understands what a business needs, and gets it done. Highly recommended!!
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