Collaborative Workspace Program
The goal of the Collaborative Workspace Program is to accelerate the pace of new business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities, by supporting infrastructure that fuels community-based innovation. On June 29, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration and MassDevelopment announced funding for the fifth round of the Collaborative Workspace Program. Established coworking spaces applied for grants of up to $100,000 for new equipment or building improvements, including adjustments to help spaces adhere to the social distancing and health and safety standards outlined in the Commonwealth’s sector-specific COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards. On December 22, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1,205,000 in grants awarded to 26 organizations in 18 communities throughout the Commonwealth.