HARTFORD — The state Department of Economic and Community Development is now accepting applications for the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program.

Small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut with a 2019 annualized payroll of less than $1.5 million or 20 or fewer employees can receive a one-time grant of $5,000.

All funding will be disbursed by the end of December and will not require repayment.

Details about the grant are available at portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/CT-CARES-Small-Business-Grant-Program, emailing decdctrecovery@ct.gov, and calling 860-500-2333.

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