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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Small Grants for Businesses, Nonprofits, Artists and Farmers in West County


Four Franklin County institutions are pleased to announce that businesses, nonprofits, artists, and farmers in the Village of Shelburne Falls and the hilltowns in Franklin and Hampshire Counties may apply for small grants of $2,500 to $15,000.

The grants are being made to help qualified entities and individuals (see grant criteria) to survive the pandemic, enabling them to cover expenses such as payroll, rent, inventory, equipment, working capital and COVID related losses. Grant applications and criteria can be accessed on the internet at or be sent to you via email.

The small grants are for businesses, nonprofits, artists, and farmers in Western Franklin County and Hampshire County. In “West County,” a total of $145,000 is available to those in the 10 towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Monroe, Rowe, and Shelburne. In Hampshire County $150,000 is available in 15 towns: Blandford, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Granville, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Peru, Plainfield, Russell, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington.

Before you contact anyone about the grants, please read the application criteria. Then, Whit Sanford at or 413-522-9329 or David Christopolis at or 413-296-4536 will be glad to answer questions you might have.

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