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City of Boston

Assistance and Programs Available for COVID-19 Pandemic

Update: This round of the Rental Relief Fund has closed to applications. Want to be contacted when the next round of funding is open? Complete our contact form in your preferred language: English, Español, Kriolu Kabuverdianu, Kreyòl ayisyen, Tiếng Việt, 中文.

 

更新:這一輪的房租救濟基金已經停止接受申請。 是否希望在下一輪資金開放時與我們聯繫? 用您喜歡的語言填寫我們的聯繫表:英語,

西班牙語, Kriolu Kabuverdianu, Kreyòl ayisyen, Tiếng Việt, 中文.

City of Boston $3 Million in City funds to help Boston residents at risk of losing their rental housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

波士頓市政府投入300萬美元,以幫助波士頓居民因COVID-19冠狀病毒而面臨房屋租金的問題。

Applications to the Rental Relief Fund will be available on this website Starting on Monday, April 6. 

https://www.boston.gov/departments/neighborhood-development/office-housing-stability/rental-relief-fund
在4月6日,星期一,可在此網站上申請租金救濟基金。

Rental Relief Fund  - 租金救濟基金

About the Program

The amount of help renters receive will be determined after taking into account other sources of income, including; 租房者將獲得的幫助數目金額,是在符合和考慮到其他收入來源后而確定;

  • the expected expansion of unemployment benefits under new federal rules established by the CARES Act, 包括: 根據《援外服務法》制定的新的聯邦規則, 和預計擴大失業救濟金的申報資格, and 及,

  • the one-time federal payments many residents are expected to receive.
    居民預計將會收到聯邦政府將發的一次性現款補助。

Program guidelines 計劃指南:

To qualify for this financial assistance, you must either ;

 

若要有資格獲得此財政援助,您必須是;

  • not be eligible for the new extended unemployment benefits offered by the federal government, or
    沒有資格申請聯邦政府提供的新延長失業金福利, 或者

  • because of the nature of your job, the unemployment benefits that you will receive represent a significant reduction in your actual income.
    由於您有其他工作收入,因而引至失業救濟金因為收入而減少.

Applicants will also need to certify that 申請人還需要證明:

  • they do not have savings to meet this need, 申請人沒有足夠儲蓄去應付租金的需求,  and

  • do not have access to other resources, including gifts from family members or other associates. 沒有其他資源去應付租金,包括可能有家庭成員或其他金,同事,朋友的援助.

Small Business Relief Fund - 小型企業救濟基金

The City of Boston is committed to helping small businesses during this unprecedented time. 波士頓市致力於在這個前所未有的時期幫助小商業。

https://www.boston.gov/departments/economic-development/small-business-relief-fund

 

We have established the Small Business Financial Relief Fund to help businesses most impacted by COVID-19. We want to provide immediate help and guidance.  我們設立了小型商業經濟補助基金,以幫助大波士頓市受COVID-19影響最的小商業。我們希望立即提供幫助和指南.

Application information - 申請的資訊

We will begin accepting applications Monday, April 6, 2020

Due to the high expected demand, the number of grants will be limited. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We therefore recommend applying as soon as possible.  我們將於2020年4月6日星期一開始接受申請 由於預期需求高,補助款數量將會受到限制。申請將詳細審查。因此,我們建議大家要儘快申請.

Types of grants - 補助款的類型

For the purpose of this fund, a "small business" will be defined as a for-profit entity with:

  1. fewer than thirty-five (35) employees

  2. less than $1,500,000 in annual revenue, and

  3. registered with, in good standing with, and operating in, the City of Boston (excluding chain or corporate franchises).

就該基金而言,「小型商業」將定義為營利的商業,具有:

  1. 少過35名(35)名員工.

  2. 年營運額收入低於 $1,500,000 美元, 以及

  3. 在波士頓市註冊(不包括連鎖店或品牌特許經營權的商業), 信譽良好不欠稅, 不違例,並在波士頓市內運營.

 $2,500 Relief Grant

  • 0-5 Employees (incl. owner)

  • Less than $250,000 in annual revenue

  • Business owner must provide proof of Boston business address (as indicated by a signed lease or home office documentation)

  • Business and business owner must be in good standing with the City of Boston

  • Business must provide a copy of its most recent fiscal year tax return

  • Business must provide proof of payroll (if applicable)

 $2,500  經濟補助基金

  • 0 - 5 名員工 (包括商業業主, 店主)

  • 年收入低於 $250,000 美元

  • 業主必須提供波士頓業務地址證明(如簽署的租約或家庭辦公室檔案等)

  • 業務和商業業主必須與波士頓市保持良好信譽, 沒有違例.

  • 商業必須提供其最近財政年納稅申報單的副本

  • 業務必須提供雇員工資證明(如有請雇員的話)

 

 $5,000 RELIEF GRANT

  • 5-15 Employees (incl. owner)

  • Less than $750,000 in Annual Revenue

  • Business owner must provide proof of Boston business address (as indicated by a signed lease or home office documentation)

  • Business and business owner must be in good-standing with the City of Boston

  • Business must provide a copy of its most recent fiscal year tax return

  • Business must provide proof of payroll

 $5,000 經濟補助基金

  • 5 - 15 名員工 (包括商業業主, 店主)

  • 年收入低於 $750,000 美元

  • 業主必須提供波士頓業務地址證明(如簽署的租約或家庭辦公室檔案等)

  • 業務和商業業主必須與波士頓市保持良好信譽, 沒有違例.

  • 商業必須提供其最近財政年納稅申報單的副本

  • 業務必須提供雇員工資證明(如有請雇員的話) 

 

 $10,000 RELIEF GRANT

  • 15-35 employees (incl. owner)

  • Less than $1,500,000 in Annual Revenue

  • Business owner must provide proof of Boston business address (as indicated by a signed lease or home office documentation)

  • Business and business owner must be in good-standing with the City of Boston

  • Business must provide a copy of its most recent fiscal year tax return

  • Business must provide proof of payroll,

 $10,000 經濟補助基金

  • 15 - 35 名員工(包括擁有者)

  • 年收入低於 $1,500,000 美元

  • 業主必須提供波士頓業務地址證明(如已簽署的租約或家庭辦公室檔案)

  • 業務和商業業主必須與波士頓市保持良好信譽, 沒有違例.

  • 商業必須提供其最近財政年納稅申報單的副本

  • 業務必須提供雇員工資證明(如有請雇員的話) 

Due to overwhelming applications, The City of Boston is no longer accepting new applications to the Small Business Relief Fund. We will reach out to applicants directly for notification during our review process. If additional funding becomes available, the application portal will reopen.

 

由於申請過多, 波士頓市不再接受小型企業救濟基金的新申請. 在審核過程中,我們將直接與申請人聯繫以進行通知. 如果有更多資金可用,將重新接受申請. 我們希望在籌集更多資金後重新開放該基金。

Boston Restaurant Strong Fund. - 波士頓餐廳強勢基金

https://thegreghillfoundation.submittable.com/submit/163383/restaurant-strong-grant-application

To qualify for grant assistance, you must satisfy all of the following requirements:
 

  • Completed Application Form

  • Full-time employees (Minimum of 30 hours total per week, can be multiple   restaurants)

  • Employed for 3 months or longer at the same location

  • Worked in a restaurant, bar, cafe or nightclub located in Massachusetts

  • Submit the last two pay stubs received
     

    要獲得補助金的資格,您必須滿足以下所有要求:

  •      填妥的申請表

  •      全職員工(每周至少30個小時,可以是多家餐廳)

  •      在同一地點工作了3個月或更長時間

  •      在馬薩諸塞州的餐廳,酒吧,咖啡館或夜總會工作

  •      提交收到的最後兩個工資單

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Boston Main Street Foundation CODID-19 Respond fund

波士頓主街基金會COVID-19的應急基金

https://bostonmainstreets.org/covid/

 

BMSF have different languages application form in English, Spanish, Chinese (traditional and Simplified) and Vietnamese available. 

波士頓主街基金提供 英語,西班牙語,中文(繁體和簡體)

和 越南語 的不同語言申請表。

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Both Restaurant Strong Fund and Boston Main Street respond fund can apply online.

  • 兩個響應基金均可在網上申請。

Due to overwhelming applications, we have to closed this application for fund, We hope to reopen the fund should we raise additional capital.
由於申請過多,我們不得不關閉此基金申請。我們希望在籌集更多資金後重新開放該基金。