This additional technical assistance program provides grants for specialized technical assistance to owners of small businesses in Pittsfield and other Berkshire County communities. Matching grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to businesses that have need for professional guidance and services of a technical nature, such as financial, architectural, legal, engineering, or specialized business planning services. The grants are intended to help small businesses expand, grow, improve their operations and create jobs. The source of funding for this program is the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation through the Small Business Technical Assistance Provider Grant Program.
The program is targeted to assist businesses with twenty or fewer employees. Prospective business owners should be within one year of starting their business. Women, minority, immigrant, low-income, previously unemployed and military veteran business owners are encouraged to apply for these funds.