Loan Deferment Options
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I have a commercial loan
- Small Business
- Eversource SBEA (Small Business Energy Advantage)
I have a consumer loan
- Home energy efficiency improvements (Insulation, Natural Gas conversion, Ductless Heat Pumps, Solar Installation, etc.) through the Home Energy Solutions (HES)
- EnergizeCT HEAT
- HES Landlord Loan Programs
I want to apply for grant
- Mortgage or lease payments
- Salaries or wages to employees
- Improvements to allow business to increase or start take out/carry out services, physical improvements that would help the business meet social distancing requirements
- Advertising or marketing expenses
What is the Hartford Emergency COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program?
The Hartford Foundation For Public Giving, the City of Hartford, Capital for Change and HEDCO are working in collaboration to provide grant funding to help small businesses located within the City of Hartford that have experienced an adverse financial impact due to COVID-19. An initial pool of $1 million in funding has been assembled to support this effort, with the goal that additional resources will be raised for this program as well.
The grant program will be administered by Capital for Change (C4C), a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) located in Connecticut. C4C will be responsible for the management of an online application process, for sending out grant awards and coordinating follow-up/compliance efforts with the City of Hartford.
The targeted beneficiaries of this program are small, minority, women-owned businesses, businesses located in neighborhoods in Hartford, that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and either do not qualify, or have not been able to access fully, other resources provided by the Federal or State Government.
To achieve this goal, we recommend that businesses contact and work with Hartford technical assistance providers and small business/merchant groups to get any assistance that is needed to complete applications.
Technical assistance providers including HEDCO, SAMA, Blue Hill Civic Association, Upper Albany Merchants Association, Minority Construction Council, the University of Hartford Entrepreneurship Center and the Harford Chamber of Commerce are available to help businesses formally apply for the grant. Businesses can receive a grant to cover eligible business expenses and costs.
Announcement and Funding Awards (Tentative)
Identified technical assistance providers will begin working with businesses on April 27, 2020. The application portal managed by Capital for Change will be opened at 10:00 A.M. on May 4th to accept applications. Our goal is to notify applicants of grant awards on or before May 22nd.