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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 31, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Connecticut, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Response website.

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Description of Program and Relief

Emergency No-Interest Loan Program for Connecticut Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

To provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the coronavirus, Connecticut is now offering qualifying organizations with 100 or fewer employees access to no-interest loans. Under the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan program, a qualifying business or nonprofit organization can apply for a loan of up to the lesser of $75,000 or three months of operating expenses.

Government or Lead Agency

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

Dates Available

Effective Immediately.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Click here for an overview and here for an FAQ on the program.

To be considered for this program, a business or nonprofit must:

  • Have no more than 100 employees

  • Be in good standing with the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) & DECD

  • Have been profitable prior to March 10, 2020 — with no adverse personal credit reports 60 days past due the past six months

  • Not be involved in real estate, multi-level marketing, adult entertainment, cannabis or firearms; nor be a state elected public official or state employee

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Contact the Express Hotline at (860) 500-2333 or via email at (preferred).

List of Additional Information

Click here for an overview and here for an FAQ on the program.

To apply, please fill out the application form available here.

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