SBA's Road Map to Financial Relief

There is a lot of information out there, but you still may not be sure what your business qualifies for or how to apply. This document from the  U.S. Small Business Administration  provides a  detailed roadmap  to the Paycheck Protection Program ( PPP ) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan ( EIDL ), including  screenshots of the EIDL application process .

click here  to view and/or download the SBA document.

For further information on SBA's emergency capital programs, visit  www.sba.gov/coronavirus .

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Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 25 th  since he enacted the  emergency declarations :

Among other things, Governor Lamont’s  Executive Order No. 7X  enacts the following provisions:

  • Protections for residential renters impacted by COVID-19: Enacts a series of protections for residential renters during the public health crisis.
  • Continued cancellation of school classes through May 20, 2020
  • Extension of closures, distancing, and safety measures through May 20, 2020: Extends the date for all previously enacted closures, distancing, and safety measures until at least May 20. This includes previously enacted limits on restaurant, bar, and private club operations; closure of on-site operations at off-track betting facilities; closure of operations at gyms, sports, fitness, and recreation facilities and movie theaters; closure of large shopping malls; closure of places of public amusement; safety and distancing measures for workplaces and non-essential businesses, prohibition on social and recreational gatherings of more than five people; and restrictions on retail operations.

The assistance to renters is as follows:

  • Landlords will be prohibited from issuing evictions from now until July 1.
  • For the month of April, renters will be given an automatic 60 day grace period. 
  • For rent due in May, landlords must grant a 60-day grace period for payment upon the request of tenants. 
  • A tenant must notify the landlord that they have lost a job, lost hours, or otherwise lost revenue or faced significant increased expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Security deposits paid for more than one month's rent can be applied towards rent for April, May or June.

Renters must be in good standing with landlords to take advantage of this assistance. 

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The IRS released its web tool for non-filers today. For those who traditionally don’t file, they can provide their information to the IRS for no fee. The webpage with more information and the link to the web tool is  here.







  A special thank you to the Walden family. Your surprise balloons all over town brought smiles to many faces!
Main Street Project Phase III Update

If you are not already aware, the construction contract has been awarded to Colonna Concrete and Asphalt Paving Company out of West Haven, CT. Luckily, construction is still able to happen and Colonna is prepared to get moving on the project. We are working on the final submissions of insurance and other documents and then the project will begin on April 20th. As of now, the first areas to be worked on will be the drainage (catch basins and piping, along with a stormwater separator) in the area of Main Street by the flagpole and the filling in of the voids underneath the sidewalk near Simons and Dina Varano. Traffic will be alternating on the narrow portion of the street during this time. Businesses and tenants in the immediate construction area will be contacted individually prior to the work beginning. Normal construction hours will be Monday through Friday between 10-5 to begin with. Any deviations will be communicated in advance.

A reminder will go out again late next week with more details.

Be well,


Lauren