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Greater New Haven
Avelo Airlines announces flights to Florida from Tweed-New Haven Airport
The new airline moving into Tweed-New Haven Airport announced Thursday morning where its first flights will go. Avelo Airlines will begin service from Tweed in early November, and the weather will be a lot warmer when you get to your destination.

For months, we’ve been telling you that Avelo airlines was soon going to have flights taking off from Tweed-New Haven Airport. What we didn’t know until today is exactly where those planes were going to be landing. Now we do, and the CEO says the way they determined those destinations was by asking people where they wanted to go.

“We had a sweepstakes that we started not long ago,” explained Avelo Airlines Chairman & CEO Andrew Levy. “Over 6,000 people entered the sweepstakes telling us what their preferences would be.”

The result: Florida. So Avelo will soon be flying nonstop to Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Myers. Read More
American Rescue Plan Act: Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Grants
Through the Travel, Tourism & Outdoor Recreation program, EDA is focused on accelerating the recovery of communities that rely on the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors. $750 million of EDA’s American Rescue Plan funds are allocated to support the following efforts:

  • State Tourism Grants: $510 million in non-competitive awards to help states quickly invest in marketing, infrastructure, workforce and other projects to rejuvenate safe leisure, business and international travel.

  • Competitive Grants: $240 million to help communities that have been hardest hit by challenges facing the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors to invest in infrastructure, workforce or other projects to support the recovery of the industry and economic resilience of the community in the future. Read More
CDBG & Eligible EDA Match
Community Development Block Grant or CDBG funds are eligible to serve as matching funds for EDA. To explain further why CDBG funds from the Federal Agency of Housing and Urban Development or HUD are considered eligible, once these funds are distributed to the states by HUD the funds lose their Federal identity and therefore, MAY serve as eligible matching funds for any EDA project request unless restricted for another specific use other than the EDA project proposed. EDA and HUD have an MOU between our agencies that allow for EDA to accept HUD’s CDBG funds as eligible matching funds once allocated to each state and therefore those funds are no longer considered to be from a Federal source.

One other exception for eligible matching funds from a Federal Agency is in the situation of a USDA Loan. You are not allowed to use any grant funds from USDA however, if the source of the local funds are in the form of a loan which is not “forgivable” at any point in time and requires repayment of the loan funds in full, the USDA Loan funds may also be utilized as eligible matching funds for an EDA Investment.
Inclusion in 2022 Greater New Haven Visitors & Relocation Guide
Promote your business where visitors and new residents look to find local dining, lodging, entertainment and recreation ideas – advertise in the 2022 Greater New Haven Visitors & Relocation Guide. Each advertiser in the 2022 guide will also receive a free premium listing in our new Visit New Haven mobile app!

Benefits of advertising in the guide include:

  • 60,000 printed copies of the 6 x 9.75 inch guide.
  • An electronic version of the guide will be available on Feel free to link to the guide from your website.
  • Help others understand the incredible quality of life in Greater New Haven when:
  • Welcoming interested home buyers/renters
  • Recruiting out-of-area workers
  • Attracting potential students to private secondary schools, colleges, and universities
  • Ads must be reserved by September 10, 2021.
  • The publication date will be October 15, 2021.

To reserve an ad, contact Joseph Hiznay of Hearst Media at (203) 258-7633 or
Marketing is an allowable use of funds received via the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) and Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG).
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