Marion business to receive $75,000 in covid aid

Jan 2, 2021

MARION — Accel Materials, Inc. will receive $75,000 in funding from a $1.2 million round of covid aid for businesses announced by State Senator Marc Pacheco in a Dec. 31 press release. 

Information on the grant initiative found on the commonwealth’s website lays out part of the decision-making process for which businesses received grant as part of the Small Business Grant Program. 

“This business relief fund targets the hardest hit small businesses that have an exceptional need of cash relief,” reads the site. “Though many businesses have been negatively affected by the pandemic, not all needs are equal.”

The site indicates that businesses which are restaurants, bars, caterers, and food trucks, gyms and fitness centers, personal services like nail salons and barber shops, and independent retailers were given preference for the grants. 

The site also says that businesses which are are not showing an operating loss due to the coronavirus pandemic, have access to other sources of relief, have been able to continue to operate without significant financial distress, or have adequate available reserves should not apply for the grants. 

Applications for the grants, which can be found on the state’s site, are open through Jan. 15.  

The aid comes after the Small Business Grant Program released an initial $600,000 in funding on Dec. 22. 

Pacheo represents the 1st Plymouth and Bristol District, which includes Marion. Rochester and Mattapoisett are part of the 1st and 2nd Bristol and Plymouth districts, respectively.

Businesses in Wareham, Bridgewater, Dighton, Middleborough, Raynham and Taunton will also be receiving aid in this round of relief.