Below are links to financial assistance for nonprofits and other COVID-19-related resources.
Infared Thermometers for Nonprofits
U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Programs
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Forgivable loans to cover payroll costs, rent and debt for organizations with up to 500 employees. Apply through an SBA-approved commercial bank.
- Official Paycheck Protection Program application
- Paycheck Protection Program eligible lenders.
- U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration fact sheet on Paycheck Protection Program
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
An immediate advance of $10,000 is available to organizations that apply for forgivable loans of up to $2 million.
Consulting Support for Nonprofits
Free consultations for applying to SBA programs.
- Women’s Business Development Center – one on one assistance by scheduling a coaching session at www.ctwbdc.org.
- Urban Community Alliance – Email to make an appointment.
- Collab - PPP assistance only. Email to make an appointment.
- Yale Law School Clinic- Offering materials and support in Spanish. Email to make an appointment or call (203) 432-4022.
Connecticut DECD Bridge Loan Program
Update 3/30/20: This program has been paused. 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. Details here.
Connecticut Minority Business Funding
Low-interest loans and lines of credit to Connecticut businesses owned by minorities and/or women.
Insurance and Paid Leave
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) gives businesses and organizations with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee's own health needs or to care for family members. Details here.
Health Insurance - Access Health CT announced a new Special Enrollment Period for these exceptional circumstances available through April 17, 2020 for qualified uninsured Connecticut residents. Details here.
Workers directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic no longer must be actively searching for work to qualify for unemployment assistance. Employers who are furloughing workers can use the Department of Labor’s shared work program, which allows businesses to reduce working hours and have those wages supplemented with unemployment insurance. Details here.
Information about court access, work, benefits, housing, and more during the COVID-19 crisis.
Fact sheets in 30 + languages.
DECD - COVID-19 Business Emergency Response Unit
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has created a COVID-19 Business Emergency Response Unit dedicated to assisting businesses and nonprofits navigate resources and develop new resources.
A dedicated phone line has been set up at 860-500-2333 to provide assistance.
COVID-19 Response Checklist for Nonprofits
Click here for a checklist of key points for your organization to consider when creating processes and procedures dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, compiled by Risk Alternatives.
CARES Act FAQs
Consult this guide and FAQ to the CARES Act.
More information on the various programs provided by the National Council of Nonprofits: Loans available to nonprofits.