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Boston Contracting Opportunity Fund

The boost your business needs to compete.

Do you need help with rental space, equipment or inventory purchases, payroll, business bonding and insurance, or operating capital? We can give you the boost you need to compete for Boston City contracts. Apply now to see if your company is eligible for up to $15,000 in grant money. We want to give you the opportunity to build your capacity and compete for City contracts.

Apply for the fund Today

Please note: Applications will open on Thursday, April 15, 2021, and close on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 9 a.m.!

About the fund

Boston's biggest opportunity: your business

The City of Boston is committed to working with diverse businesses, which is why we want to work with you. We're looking for diverse local businesses in:

  • construction building and design
  • professional and support services, and
  • goods and supplies.

As Boston grows, so do the business opportunities — and we want to do business with you!

Your boost

The City of Boston Contracting Opportunity Fund is valued at $750,000. We're providing grants to Boston-registered businesses. We want to provide a monetary advantage in access City-contracted projects. Our goal is to increase the quantity and availability of Certified Businesses, including those that are owned by:

  • women (WBE)
  • minorities (MBE)
  • veterans (VOSB/SDVOSB), or
  • certified Small and Local (SLBE) businesses.

Please note: There's still time to become a certified business within the City of Boston Equity and Inclusion Unit. We will award grants of up to $15,000 and city contracts starting in summer 2021.

Does my business qualify?

Find out if your business qualifies for the Boston Contracting Opportunity Fund!

Priority companies will include for-profit businesses in the City of Boston in:
  • construction building and design
  • professional and support services, and
  • goods and supplies.

To learn more, check our eligible business list.

Apply for the fund Today

Applicants must be:
  • a certified MBE, WBE, VOSB, or SLBE with the City of Boston Equity and Inclusion Unit, or
  • eligible and apply for certification before the Fund closes on May 17, 2021.

Applicants must also be in good standing with the City of Boston.

Applicants must show how funding will increase their capacity for City contracts. Applicants must commit to providing supporting documents for grant expenditures.

Do you meet our qualifications? Then you should apply! Please note: Applications open on Thursday, April 15, 2021, and close on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 9 a.m.

Information Session Recording and FAQ

If you missed our two live informational webinars and have questions about eligibility and criteria for this fund, you can view the FAQ document or watch the video of the presentation here.