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CT CARES Small Business Grants

CT CARES Small Business Grants

At a news conference at Windsor Chamber member Lilly's Soul Food, Governor Lamont announced the creation of a new program to support Connecticut's small businesses. The Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program has been funded to award grants of $5,000 to certain Connecticut businesses and nonprofits. The program is still open to new applicants. Click here to access the application. We encourage you to apply NOW if you are eligible.

When applying, have the following information ready:
  • Social Security number
  • Federal EIN number
  • State TAX ID number
  • Bank Routing Number
  • Amount of eligible expenses from March-December 2020 (payroll, rent, utilities, inventory, purchase of machinery or equipment, or cost of compliance with Covid-19 reopening regulations)
The CT Department of Economic and Community Development continues to hold office hours to answer your questions on this program every day this week and over the weekend. If you have any questions about the program and what you'll need to apply, just click here to see their office hours schedule and connect to a DECD representative. The office hours links are on the bottom of the page. And of course, you can always call the Chamber for assistance at 860-688-5165.

Requirements include:
  • Fewer than 20 FTEs on payroll or a 2019 payroll expense of less than $1.5 million.
  • Revenues for Jan-Sept 2020 are 20% under those in Jan-Sept 2019.
  • The grants can be used for payroll, rent, utilities, inventory, purchase of machinery or equipment, or costs associated with compliance of the ongoing Reopen Connecticut Business Sector Rules.
  • Sole proprietors and home-based businesses are eligible.
  • The application will be a simple online form that will become available November 9.
  • Qualifying businesses and nonprofits will receive a $5000 grant by December 30.
  • Business must have been established by October 1, 2019.
  • For-profit businesses that use any type of incorporation are eligible, as are 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(7), and 501(c)(19) nonprofit organizations.




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2021 WinWag Photo Contest
May 5 at Online Photo Contest
Programs Committee Mtg
May 17 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Cooking with Viji-Pav Bhaji
May 20 at Virtual/Online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tickborne Illness Support Group
May 22 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Wilson Walkability Audit
May 22 at Sharshon Park
Toastmasters Windsor Meeting
May 24 at Zoom (prior to Covid we met at LP Wilson Community Center)
Chambers In The Morning
Jun 2 at Virtual
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jun 5 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Project Graduation Meeting
Jun 7 at Virtual See Link below
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Board of Directors Mtg
Jun 8 at online
Alzheimer's Support Group
Jun 9 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095 (via zoom)
Virtual Book Club
Jun 10 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Go, van Gogh!
Jun 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Programs Committee Mtg
May 17 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Wilson Walkability Audit
May 22 at Sharshon Park
Chambers In The Morning
Jun 2 at Virtual
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Board of Directors Mtg
Jun 8 at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
2021 WinWag Photo Contest
May 5 at Online Photo Contest
2021 WinWag Photo Contest
May 5 at Online Photo Contest
Programs Committee Mtg
May 17 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Cooking with Viji-Pav Bhaji
May 20 at Virtual/Online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tickborne Illness Support Group
May 22 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Wilson Walkability Audit
May 22 at Sharshon Park
2021 WinWag Photo Contest
May 5 at Online Photo Contest
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tickborne Illness Support Group
May 22 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Wilson Walkability Audit
May 22 at Sharshon Park