WOBURN, MA— From cleaning services to personal protective equipment, the federal government has sent more than $1.5 billion to Massachusetts companies for coronavirus relief efforts since Congress passed the CARES Act in March.
Over $500,000 of that went to Woburn, where EarlySense received seven contracts for surgical and medical instrument manufacturing.
Woburn Companies Receiving The Most Money In CARES Act Contracts
As of Nov. 5
Aptima, Inc. — $25,000
EarlySense — $546,525
EarlySense received six contracts from the Department of Veterans Affairs in April. The contracts were for "surgical and medical instrument manufacturing."
Statewide, list of companies getting CARES Act contracts includes some of the best-known names doing business in Massachusetts, including General Dynamics, Iron Mountain Information Management, Raytheon, Siemens Healthcare and W.B. Mason. Well-known nonprofits, including MIT, Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital, have also received CARES Act contracts.
You can search for companies that received payments under CARES Act contracts through Nov. 5 using the search box below. You can also search by town. A payment showing $0 means the contract has been awarded but not payments had been made as of Nov. 5:
Source: Federal Procurement Data System
The map below shows the Massachusetts towns that host companies that received $1 million or more in total CARES Act contracts as of Nov. 5. Zoom in and click on a pin to see how much companies in that town have been paid under the CARES Act.
Congress passed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27. In addition to providing direct aid to people who lost their jobs and establishing the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses avoid laying off workers, the act included direct government spending for fighting the coronavirus.
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