U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Programs

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Low-interest loans

The Partnership Loan Program for Minority and Women-owned businesses in Greater New Haven offers low-interest loans to organizations and small businesses. Learn more and apply.

More information on the various programs provided by the National Council of Nonprofits: Loans available to nonprofits.

Consulting Support for Nonprofits

Free consultations for applying to SBA programs.

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.

Unemployment Assistance

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.

Legal Assistance

Connecticut Legal Services COVID-19 legal information page

Information about court access, work, benefits, housing, and more during the COVID-19 crisis.

Language Assistance

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

Fact sheets in 30 + languages.

More Resources

DECD - COVID-19 Business Resources

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has the latest information about reopening and includes the COVID-19 Business Emergency Response Unit dedicated to assisting businesses and nonprofits navigate resources and develop new resources.

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.

Greater New Haven COVID-19 Resources

City of New Haven COVID-19 resource hub.