Small Business Assistance Updates

CT CARES Small Business Grant
— Glendowlyn Thames, Deputy Commissioner, CT Dept of Economic & Community Development

SBA PPP Forgiveness Application Procedures
— Julio Casiano, SBA Hartford District Deputy Director
— Frank Alvarado, Senior Area Manager, Bridgeport SBA branch office

Eligible Connecticut businesses and nonprofits can receive a one-time $5,000 grant under the Department of Economic and Community Development’s (DECD) $50 million program. Learn the details about eligibility and exclusions and how to prepare for the application process that opens the week of Nov. 9.

The SBA and Treasury have released a streamlined application form for PPP loan forgiveness. Learn which businesses are eligible to use this process and when banks will begin accepting applications.


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