COVID-19 Emergency Resources

Commmunity Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application

If you own a business in one of the eight Lower Cape towns (Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown), you might qualify for a Microenterprise grant or loan up to $10,000. This regional grant to the Town of Truro is funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds administered by the Massachusetts Dept. of Housing and Community Development. We are currently accepting applications.

These applications are first come, first serve based on a COMPLETE Application. A complete application includes the form and all of the attachments that are required for your specific situation.

There are two methods for submission, electronic and paper.

If you wish to use the electronic version:

If you wish to use a paper version:

  • A full paper application with a list attachments.
  • Fill out the application and return to the CDP at 3 Main Street Mercantile, Eastham, MA 02642. To ensure contactless delivery of documents please leave your application package in the CDP mailbox which is between units 7 & 8. Then call Alex at 508-240-7873 x22 to let him know that the application had been dropped off.
  • Alex will then be able to stamp the application with the time and date received. However, if the application is not submitted in one complete package and other items are submitted at a later date, that will be the date and time of COMPLETE Application.

If you need a pre-printed paper version: A paper version of the application will be available at the CDP Offices in the “drop” box which is located below the CDP mailbox between units 7 & 8 at 3 Main Street Mercantile, Eastham. There will be multiple copies in the yellow file folder, please take only what you need so that there are copies for others that may also be in need of this version of the application.

If you have questions or need assistance with any part of the application please contact Pam pam@capecdp.org or 508-514-1369 mobile or schedule an appointment using the links below.

Schedule an appointment with Pam:
Re-Opening Resources

General Re-opening Resources

Other Helpful Resources


Compiled below is a list of resources to help small business during this unprecedented crisis. If you have any questions or are in need of assistance, please contact Pam Andersen.

Small Business Assistance


CDP Inside Scoop Business News

For Small Business Assistance Loans


Individual Business Assistance

Other Online Resources

Legal Assistance

  • The Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston has video training to help employers, visit their website and facebook page.
  • WE CAN offers Business Law Legal Consults to businesses on Cape Cod. Call WE CAN at 508-430-8111 to schedule an appointment.

Massachusetts Statewide Information


General Resources

Food and Restaurant Resources

Resources for Agriculture

Resources for Artists

Unemployment Information


Other Resources
  • Love, Live, Local a Hyannis based non-profit is offering free listings to any business that is currently open. You can message them on their Facebook page.
  • The U.S. Chamber Foundation is launching the Save Small Business Fund with Vistaprint to provide assistance to small businesses and local chambers of commerce impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For More information click here.
  • Cape Cod Resiliency Fund - From Live, Love, Local will provide direct grants to small business owners on Cape Cod to offer some relief from economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications are open now.
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