Business Assistance and Relief
Find several options here to help your business grow and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Connecticut.
- Small business owners guide to CARES Act
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.
Paycheck protection program
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Understanding the paycheck protection program (video)
The Economic Innovation Group and Caleb Orr, Policy Advisor to Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Senator Marco Rubio, explain how the Paycheck Protection Program works, how it differs from other Small Business Administration
CT Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program
To help keep pace with state-of-the art product development and manufacturing technology, the Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program provides companies with access to capital to help them obtain new equipment and the expertise they need to become more efficient, productive, and competitive.
CARES Act assistance
The Paycheck Protection Program is providing small businesses with the resources they need to maintain their payroll, hire back employees who may have been laid off, and cover applicable overhead.
- Disaster assistance
- Small business guidance and loan resources
- DRS Extends tax deadlines for businesses
- Business interruption insurance
- Medical leave cost reimbursement
- Guidance for UCC filings and filing LLC annual reports
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
DRS extended filing and payment deadlines for certain state tax returns, to align with federal changes.
Your business interruption insurance policy should list or describe the types of events it covers. Events that are not listed on, or not described in, the policy are typically not covered.
Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Andrew Mais would like businesses to be aware of recent IRS guidance on novel coronavirus COVID-19 – related employee medical leave and new payroll tax credits.
The Business Services Division maintains the business registry for the State of Connecticut. The purpose of the business registry is to provide an accurate public record of all business entities transacting business in the state.