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May 18, 2020: PPE, Self-Certifying and Arts Grants

Business Certification

Connecticut businesses will be allowed to reopen in planned phases. But before you can open your doors, you must self-certify that you are following strict safety guidelines to keep your employees and customers safe. If you're unsure if you are eligible to re-open on May 20th, click here.

Click here for to Self Certify

DECD Grants to Arts Organizations

Thanks to $400,000 in CARES Act funding, DECD is making grants available to arts organizations.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts will re-grant a total of $400,000 to Connecticut arts organizations in need. Grant awards will range from $1,500 to $3,000. Due to limited funds and anticipated high volume of applications, grantees will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible applicants with attention to geographic distribution.

Funds may be used for:
· Salary support, full or partial, for positions that are critical to an organization’s mission
· Fees for artists and/or contractual personnel to maintain or expand the period during which such persons would be engaged
· Facility / occupancy costs, such as rent and utilities
· Costs directly associated with an organization’s ability to continue operations now and in the future

Click here for full details

Access to Personal Protective Equipment

Small businesses, nonprofits, and places of worship that would like to request equipment from the state’s supply of infrared thermometers can fill out a form online at in the “Access to Personal Protective Equipment” section, or through the links provided below:
  • Small businesses: Any small business in the state that has between 2 and 100 employees are eligible to receive one thermometer per physical address. Eligible businesses seeking to request thermometers should click here.

  • Nonprofits: Nonprofits located within Connecticut are eligible to receive one thermometer per physical address. To request thermometers for nonprofits, click here. Social services and direct care nonprofits may request a thermometer through the process outlined in this memo.

  • Places of worship: Places of worship are eligible to receive one thermometer per physical address. To request thermometers for places of worship, click here.

The state is partnering with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and its affiliate CONNSTEP to distribute the thermometers. They will be delivered to the municipalities in which the organizations are located, and then the municipalities will contact the recipient entities to inform them of a time and location they can pick up their requested equipment

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