Connecticut Dept. of Labor Resources
- Unemployment Portal for Self-Employed
- Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF
- CT Department of Labor information about Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, webinars on unemployment, CARES Act and other topics can be found at: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/
CARES Act Fisheries Assistance Funding
- CARES ACT fisheries assistance funding provided by Sec. 12005 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The$300 million in fishery assistance funds provided by the CARES Act are intended for states, tribes, and territories whose coastal fishery participants have been negatively affected by the COVID–19 pandemic. Connecticut has been allocated $1,835,424 to assist commercial fishermen, for-hire (party/charter) vessel operators, seafood dealers and marine aquaculture operations that have suffered direct or indirect economic losses related to COVID-19.
National Sea Grant Law Center Resources
- The National Sea Grant Law Center COVID-19 Resource Page The National Sea Grant Law Center, n partnership with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, created this webpage to serve as a clearinghouse of reliable information on CARES Act programs and other issues associated with COVID-19 for the fishing, aquaculture, and seafood industries. This page is updated frequently as questions are received and resources come online.
- CARES Act Tip Sheet for self employed individuals Prepared by the National Sea Grant Law Center
- Q&A from National Sea Grant Law Center CARES Act 101 webinar
Other Financial and Information Resources
- US Small Business Association Loan Program (all loan types)
1-800-659-2955 | e-mail
- US SBA Emergency Economic Injury Grants (COVID-specific) In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available following a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.
- US SBA Paycheck Protection Program (COVID-specific) Details on SBA Paycheck Protection Program and How to Apply. The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.