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Taxi & Livery Business Support Grant

The Taxi & Livery Business Support Grant Program offers taxi, livery, and hackney operators financial assistance to secure products or services that will aid in improving their competitiveness and enhancing their safety capabilities in the rapidly evolving market of for-hire transportation. This program is funded by the Commonwealth’s Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund. Read the press release here.

The following companies and organizations are eligible to apply for funding:

Eligible Applicants Grant Amount Purpose

Small businesses operating in the taxi, livery & hackney industries

Up to $50,000

  • Dispatch systems
  • Technology-enabled ride-hailing systems
  • Safety enhancements for drivers and passengers (including, but not limited to, PPE and other equipment to reduce transmission of viruses)
  • Business consultants
  • Other equipment

Livery & taxi industry associations

Up to $1 million (marketing capital limited to $200,000)

  • Marketing materials that promote the taxi/livery industry in Massachusetts 
  • Systems or other aggregated improvements that will have a collective impact on the industry in Massachusetts

 

The application window for the initial funding round closed on September 21, 2020. Nearly $4.5 million was awarded to support 104 small businesses operating in the taxi and livery industries and two taxi and livery industry associations. We will be launching a second round of this program in 2021. Please continue to check this page for those details and any future announcements. You may sign up to receive email updates using the link below.

For more information, contact:

TaxiLiverySupport@massdevelopment.com

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