Welcome to NBEDC’s online application portal!
If you’ve used Submittable before and have an existing account, you will need to enter your login credentials. If it’s your first time using Submittable, you will need to create a new account. All you need is an email and password to create your account, it's that simple. We will follow up with you about your application through Submittable. Please be sure the email address you use to sign up for your Submittable account is one that you check regularly.
ARTnet Artist Training & Recovery Network
We launched ARTnet in August 2022 — a technical assistance and grant program designed to help artists recover from the pandemic and jump-start their careers. In just six short months, we've received over 100 applications – an overwhelmingly positive response to the program.
This level of participation far exceeded our expectations. For us to respectively service those that have already applied, we will be temporarily pausing our ability to receive new applications for approximately 60 days. All existing applicants will have an opportunity to complete their application materials.
We anticipate the application window will re-open in Spring. As soon as we have more information about our exact re-launch date, we'll share those details with you all.
To learn more about ARTnet and our other programs available, we encourage you to visit our website here: https://newbedfordcreative.org/grant-programs/. For questions about the program or application, please email Marianella Perry at email@example.com.
NB100! Technical Assistance/Grant Program
Back when we were just kicking off the summer, we launched NB100!—a technical assistance and grant program designed to help entrepreneurs (in business less than 24 months) jump-start their business idea. In just four short months, we've received an overwhelmingly positive response to the program, with nearly 170 applicants beginning the program.
This level of participation far exceeded our expectations and we're excited about the opportunities for each of these individuals ahead. In order for us and our partners to respectively service those that have already applied, we will be temporarily pausing our ability to receive new applications for approximately 60 days. All existing applications in process will still have an opportunity to receive their required technical assistance and remain eligible for potential funding.
We anticipate the application window will re-open early in the new year. As soon as we have more information about our exact re-launch date, we'll be sharing those details with you all. To learn more about NB100! and our other programs available, we encourage you to visit our website here: nbedc.org/grant-loan-programs/.
For questions about the program or application, please email NB100@nbedc.org.
NBForward! is a new small business assistance program offered by the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC)
that provides resources for existing businesses to get through the challenges of the next phase of our pandemic recovery while looking toward investing in and preparing for, greater future success.
We will be offering grants of up to $20,000 in conjunction with matching financing and other technical assistance (business planning, resource guidance, best practices, etc.). Grant funds shall be matched with an NBEDC loan with deferred payments for three months. The minimum loan amount is $10,000, and the maximum loan amount is $200,000.
Eligible businesses will include:
- For-profit businesses that have a physical location and be registered within the City of New Bedford (evidenced by providing business tax return filings) continue to suffer adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- For-profit businesses that have been in operation for at least two years and are located in New Bedford are evidenced by providing business licenses.
- Businesses that are chains or franchises are not eligible to apply to this program.
- Businesses including liquor and tobacco stores, pawn shops, adult entertainment establishments, passive real estate investments, or businesses that do not meet all local, state, and federal laws and restrictions are ineligible.
All questions are required unless otherwise stated. Also, Submittable will automatically save as you proceed through the application, so you can take breaks if you wish. If you need additional support, please contact NBForward@nbedc.org.