State to help get millions of dollars from federal gov't to aid small local businesses

There is a new lifeline for struggling local businesses as the state distributes more than $80 million in new federal aid.

News 12 Staff

Jan 12, 2021, 10:50 PM

Updated 1,248 days ago

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There is a new lifeline for struggling local businesses as the state distributes more than $80 million in new federal aid.
The Department of Economic and Community Development is rolling out the much-needed aid, with 10,000 businesses receiving $5,000 grants as part of the Connecticut Small Business Cares Grant.
Another $35 million was distributed through the Business Recovery Grant.
Some local business owners say it's the first federal aid they've gotten since last spring. They also say the COVID-19 vaccine is helping them see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Businesses that couldn't receive either grant are still eligible for a new round of PPP funding.


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