Following is a list of resources (Small Business Reopening Resource Guide) that can help guide you, funders who work with small businesses, websites that are especially informative, and other relief programs that could help you. We hope you find this helpful and wish you much success. The state, its agencies and its partners are here to support you! DECD Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
SBA’S NEW Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program (RRF) (English)
SBA’S NEW Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program (RRF) (Spanish)
DID YOU KNOW? US Foods in Norwich has multiple experts on this fund, it’s requirements and eligibility and can provide direction in terms of the steps needed to access these funds. They can do 1-on-1 consultations as well as group virtual meetings to provide the support needed to access this funding.
Women’s Business Development Council’s Equity Match Grant website.
Connecticut Energy Assistance Program 211
Cannabis Industry Updates (NCDC) News
Additional Business Resources:
Efficiency Programs & Rebates | Norwich Public Utilities
Arts & Entertainment:
SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Friday, May 15th: The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
Recommended sources of authoritative, up-to-date advisories include: CBIA, SHRM, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Connecticut Department of Public Health, OSHA, Ready.gov, and local public health authorities.
CBIA: AN EMPLOYERS GUIDE
Additional Business Resources:
The State of Connecticut is continuing to take major steps to protect our businesses and residents during the coronavirus crisis. Here are some updates:
Farms in CT where you can purchase food | Dairy farms in CT List
Educational Resources By Grade
Services Available & Volunteer Opportunities
The American Red Cross has expressed an urgent need for blood due to Coronavirus Outbreak. Learn more about coronavirus and blood donation.
Connecticut's COVID-19 Response
In light of the current health emergency, AdvanceCT wants to help businesses across the state. Please provide your feedback, and if you want to help other businesses in need, please add your contact information at the end of the survey so that we can contact you.
On Monday, January 30th, President Biden informed Congress that he will end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations on May 11, 2023. At that point, COVID-19 will be treated as an endemic. READ MORE HERE
Visit Uncas Health District for questions on Covid-19 Vaccines and Covid-19 Testing Sites in CT.
Visit DPH Submissions System for more details on Covid-19 Forms and Registrations. Individuals with an underlying medical condition with increased risk for severe illness* Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination
Many providers can be accessed through the VAMS scheduling system
Click here to see if you are eligible for the vaccine and to make an appointment.
Vaccine Finder: https://covidvaccinefinder.ct.gov/
If the issue is just transportation to get to a clinic, please know that Uncas, TVCCA, NHF, and UCSF have bus tickets to help. In dire situations, They take they to help. SEAT has added a bus from the Intermodal Transportation Center in Norwich Directly to the vaccination site at Foxwood and there had already been a bus to take people to Mohegan Sun.
Norwich Human Services is very interested in helping to get all our vulnerable populations to vaccination sites. Please reach out to for anything…help in registering, info on clinic, transportation,. Etc… Norwich Human Services | 860-823-3778
Rose City Senior Center: (860) 823-3700 Transportation is now available for seniors or residents of Norwich / Montville with disabilities to out-of-town medical appointments. Please call Anne or Mike at 860-889-5960 to check for availability.
The New London Senior Center, (860) 437 6339 The Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, which serves people who are over age 60 or disabled in Bozrah, East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, New London, North Stonington, Preston, Salem, Stonington and Waterford.
Need help with your heating costs now that it's getting colder? Apply for heating assistance today! You can make an appointment through our automated system (860-425-6681) or get your application started online. CLICK HERE
COVID-19 Testing: Testing is available in many locations throughout CT. Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their primary provider. Anyone who does NOT have a primary care provider should call 2-1-1 or visit the CT Testing Locator to located the nearest testing site. Tests are available FREE OF CHARGE.
CLICK HERE for the CT TESTING LOCATOR
Additional Local COVID TESTING Sites:
A little help on how southeastern Connecticut seniors who are homebound or don’t have transportation for vaccinations and appointments.
Rose City Senior Center: (860) 823-3700
Transportation is now available for seniors or residents of Norwich / Montville with disabilities to out-of-town medical appointments. Please call Anne or Mike at 860-889-5960 to check for availability.
The New London Senior Center, (860) 437 6339
The Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, which serves people who are over age 60 or disabled in Bozrah, East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, New London, North Stonington, Preston, Salem, Stonington and Waterford.
If you need support finding resources for you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic, dial 2-1-1, or visit 211ct.org.
There are several food pantries and food banks in the state of Connecticut. With help from users like you we have compiled a list of some. If you know of a listing that is not included here please submit new food pantries to our database.
Visit www.foodpantries.org to see how YOU can GIVE BACK in your local community.
The CARES Act Provides Assistance to Small Businesses
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.
Great resources for Businesses and Workplaces: Plan, Prepare, and Respond provided by the CDC.
Uncas Health District.
If you have any questions, concerns, please contact the District at 860-823-1189.
Great information for Regulated Establishments provided by the Ledge Light Health District.
CT NOFA Farm and Food Guide
LOCAL FOOD BANKS:
Additional Business Resources: All employers should be implementing strategies to protect their workforce from the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Guidance for Employers to Plan and Respond to the Coronavirus
Strategies and tips to protect your workforce
Shareable social graphics on how to keep families, schools, and businesses safe, and what to do if you get sick provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer & Donation Opportunities:
For a list of volunteer and donation needs, visit the Volunteer & Donation topic page. CLICK 2*1*1
Meals for School Children
Groton Public Schools’ Student Nutrition Program
New London Public Schools’ Child Nutrition Program
Norwich Public Schools Food Service
Additional contact information to support your local businesses