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Hilltown Small Business Assistance is accepting applications for the Micro-Enterprise Relief Program for businesses that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is designed to assist businesses with five or fewer employees, including the owner, that have been negatively impacted because of circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible towns for CARES Act money are  Ashfield, Blandford, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Plainfield, Williamsburg and Worthington.

An eligible business must have been in operation as of Jan. 1. 2019, and either have  temporarily closed or reduced hours because of COVID-19. Apply online at


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