Additional COVID-19 resources
Due to the increasing rate of COVID-19 in Connecticut, our offices are currently closed to the public. You can, however, work with us in the virtual world! Explore our various paid on-the-job virtual training and remote work programs to stay employed through COVID.
THE LATEST NEWS UPDATES:
Effective November 6th, 2020, Governor Lamont has ordered the entire state to roll back to Phase 2.1 rules. For an overview of the rules that apply to Phase 2.1 and for a comprehensive list of phase comparisons visit Sector Rules for Reopen.
Looking for COVID-19 tests? Follow this link United Way 211 (211ct.org) to input your city and find testing locations closest to you.
Click here for information about the COVID-19 Vaccine.
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LINKS FOR UPDATED CT DOL ON FILING HERE (4/7/2020)
Helpful information for claimants
The same information is available by viewing these Frequently asked questions by CTDOL, or downloading this PDF about questions about filing.
If you are a client of JFES, SNAP, HUSKY or use any DSS services, you can find information here.
Individuals unemployed due to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for unemployment benefits, even if they would not normally be eligible. Eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis. To file a claim, visit www.filectui.com, and click the link that says ‘For quicker payment of unemployment benefit, please follow this tutorial.’ For a comprehensive guide to unemployment benefits, visit http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF. To find the contact information for social services in your town, click here, enter your zip code or town, and press 🔎.
Temporary Family Assistance (TFA):
Low-income families residing in Connecticut with children under age 18 may be eligible for Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) through the Department of Social Services (DSS). TFA is a time-limited cash assistance program that provides monthly cash for basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and employment assistance. Unsure if you are eligible for TFA? Complete the 2-1-1 Navigator at http://www.211navigator.com/. The DSS field offices are currently closed to the public, but individuals can apply for TFA online at connect.ct.gov or by calling the DSS Benefits Center at 1-855-6-CONNECT.
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program
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 $75,000 or three months of operating expenses (whichever is lesser). This $25 million short-term emergency loan program will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will be administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and expedited with the administrative and underwriting support of Connecticut Innovations.
To be considered for this program, your 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
Terms & Conditions
- Loan maximum of (a) $75,000 or (b) three months operating expenses, whichever is less
- 0% interest rate
- 12-month term, with 6-month extension available per request
- Freely pre-payable
- Working capital loan
- Personal guarantee and credit score required
How to Apply
Click here to apply
If you are a small business with operations effected by COVID-19 please check the links below for assistance:
Governor Lamont's Executive Order - COVID - 19
English - SBA Disaster Assistance News release
Spanish - SBA asistencia en caso de desastre a las pequeñas empresas
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information
SBA resource guide to loan information
IRS information regarding payroll & taxes
Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP)
EMPLOYER and CITIZEN RESOURCES
Northwestern CT Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Guide
Danbury, CT information
Waterbury, CT information
Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employees
JOB SEEKER RESOURCES/JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
If you are seeking employment, please see a list of employers hiring essential workers immediately by clicking HERE.
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