EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Update: Last Updated May 20, 2020

At this time, the Planning and Community Development Department does not have any provisions for acceptance of applications electronically. However, applications can be delivered to Town Hall as noted in the document below entitled "Planning and Comm. Dev-Application Process during COVID-19 Emergency". 

Please watch this page for further information and updates related to a number of topics.

PLANNING INFORMATION:

Planning and Community Development - Application Process:

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5370/Planning-and-Comm-Dev-Application-Process-during-COVID-19-Emergency

Governor Baker's Guidelines on Construction:

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5401/Governor-Baker-Guidlines-for-Construction-Sites

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION (Small Business, Unemployment Information, Essential Business, etc):

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5464/SBA-Paycheck-Protection-Program

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5492/SBA-Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5376/Baker-Polito-Adm---Small-Business-Recovery-Loan-Info
 

 

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5380/SBA-Mass-Disaster-Declaration

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5391/SBA-to-Provide-Economic-Injury-Disaster-Loan

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5404/SBA-Lending-Update---March-27-2020ns

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5390/Governor-Baker-closes-all-Non-Essential-Businesses


May Small Business Administration Newsletter (May 15, 2020)

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5579/SBA-May-Newsletter

FHL BANK ACTIONS (May 15, 2020):

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5580/FHLBank-Actions-to-Support-Communities-During-the-COVID

Other Updates: SBA Announces Express Bridge Loan Program to Bridge Long-Term Financing (March 27, 2020 update): The Small Business Administration is offering an Express Bridge Loan Program to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. This program authorizes SBA Express Lenders to provide expedited SBA-guaranteed bridge loan financing on an emergency basis in amounts up to $25,000 for disaster-related purposes to small businesses who have applied for and await long-term financing (including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program).

SBA - Guidance for Self-Employed, 1099ers and Independent Contractors (4/15/2020):

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5440/SBA-Guidance-for-Self-Employed-1099ers-Independent-Contractors

 

Mass Business Office of Development Information:

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5400/Mass-Business-Office-of-Development-Information

Unemployment Information:

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5392/Steps-to-File-an-Unemployment-Claim

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION (tax filing, Real ID, Bar Exams, Census, etc):

Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020 - Updated Statement

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020

Massachusetts Tax Filing Deadline Extension:

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5402/Mass-Income-Tax-Deadline-Extension

 

Real ID deadline – delayed until 10/1/21 

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/26/acting-secretary-chad-wolf-statement-real-id-enforcement-deadline

New York and Massachusetts Bar Exams - Update:

The New York and Massachusetts bar exams will be postponed from July until unspecified dates in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, court and bar officials in both states announced.

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-board-of-bar-examiners

U.S. Census Operational Updates:

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5377/U-S-Census-Operational-Updates-3182020

Alcohol Beverages Control Commission Order:

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5388/abcc_order_regarding_delinquency_reporting_period_credit_terms1

 

Mass Cultural Council - Artist News - April 2020

 

 

 

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5441/Mass-Cultural-Council---COVID-19-Relief-Fund

 

REOPENING MASSACHUSETTS: Guidance for Industries on the reopening plan - As of May 18, 2020: 

https://braintreema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5601/Reopening-Massachusetts-Guidance---May-18-2020