Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation Awards CDP $5,000

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation has awarded the Community Development Partnership $5,000 to support business and credit programs on the Lower Cape.

Grant funds will be used to support comprehensive assistance to small businesses to provide them with the knowledge and tools they need to survive this current economic and health crisis.

“The pandemic has caused a disproportionate level of stress on the Lower Cape’s small business community,” says CDP CEO Jay Coburn. “We anticipate that more businesses will require individualized assistance to weather he disruption caused by the emergency measures to combat coronavirus. We are grateful to Rockland Trust for their support as it will allow the CDP to continue to adapt our own programs and strategies to respond to the evolving needs of the business community.”

Funding will be used to support an array of programs to cover the spectrum of needs for businesses in our community. This includes educational workshops to provide businesses with new skills and resources; individualized technical assistance to help businesses start, pivot, stabilize, or grow; micro-loans to startups and existing businesses that are unable to obtain funding through conventional sources; and professional services grants to help offset consulting costs.

The Community Development Partnership leads the Lower Cape in building a diverse year-round community of people who can afford to live, work and thrive here.  The organization promotes, develops and manages affordable housing; nurtures the launch and growth of small businesses and facilitates collaboration with business, non-profit and government partners.

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