The Department of Economic and Community Development has created a $50 million grant program to aid eligible applicants with a one-time $5,000 grant. So if you own a small businesses or a non-profit in Connecticut, keep reading!

Do I qualify?

You can receive the grant if you meet the following qualifications, as listed by the State of Connecticut:

What types of businesses can qualify?

For-profit and non-profit businesses may apply, including sole proprietorships and home-based businesses.  Some revenue streams may disqualify a business.  See a list of  “Eligibility Exclusions” here.

What can I use the money for?

  • Payroll
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Inventory
  • Purchase of Machinery and/or Equipment
  • Cost associated to ensure compliance with CT Reopen Business Sector Rules
  • If you previously received federal CARES Act, PPP or EIDL assistance, this grant cannot be used for the same expenses incurred or expected to occur between March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

How do I apply?

The application process opens online November 9, 2020. Click here for information on where to apply.

If you’d like assistance with your application, contact us! We are always available to take a load off of business owners like you!