Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program: $50M Grant Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Today at 8:00 p.m., DECD will start accepting applications for the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program. Small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut with a 2019 annualized payroll of less than $1.5 million OR 20 or fewer employees can receive a one-time grant of $5,000. All funding will be disbursed by the end of December and will not require repayment.

The grant can be used for rent, payroll, utilities, inventory or complying with the CT Reopen Business Sector Rules. Full details including eligibility requirements, a schedule for virtual office hours, FAQs, other resources, and the application can be found here.

The $50 million program, funded from Connecticut’s portion of the federal CARES Act, will provide aid to small businesses and nonprofits that continue to be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

The grant application will only be available for a limited time. The application is anticipated to close by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 but this is highly dependent on demand. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
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