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The Carbonaros used the funds to pay off the mortgage on a Florida property.
The grants are available to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals for the purpose of preventing, preparing for and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Approximately $10 million has been allocated for the program, which will provide bonus payments for up to 10,000 eligible applicants.
Project Connect has already engaged over 100 individuals, placed over 15 into shelters and transitioned three individuals into permanent housing.
In addition to the state’s recent $5 million allocation for the program, $2.5 million is coming from Connecticut’s portion of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Workers will be eligible to receive only one incentive payment.
New Rochelle is expanding the free on-demand electric vehicle shuttle service that has been running in its downtown since August 2019. It is adding...
The agency says that over 50,000 additional PPP loans have been approved, totaling $3.1 billion for Connecticut businesses and entities in 2021.
“I feel very strongly that, just because (the rainy day fund) is there, we should not deplete it. While it's raining today, we don’t know how long the rain is going to last – or when it’s going to start raining again."
Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch said the move will help "hundreds and hundreds" of restaurants to remain open through the winter months.
“This new funding will help small businesses keep their doors open," declared U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut).
"I know how valuable this level of assistance is to maintaining operations for our cities and towns, and it was incumbent upon us to make the necessary changes to get these federal dollars out," said OPM Secretary Melissa McCaw.
Nearly 17 million Covid cases, and about 308,000 related deaths, have been recorded nationwide.
“Whether it’s from part of the $1.4 billion sent by Congress through the CARES Act, or from the rainy day fund, those funds need to be opened up now to keep our industry afloat,” said CT Brewers Guild Executive Director Phil Pappas.