We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Urban Act Grant Program


The Urban Act grant program is open to all municipalities designated as economically distressed, public investment communities or urban centers. Funds are provided to improve and expand state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state.


  • eligible municipalities
  • nonprofits
  • for-Profit, including sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation

Eligible Projects
Urban Act funds may be used to finance a wide range of projects, including:

  • economic and community development
  • transportation
  • housing
  • recreation development
  • solid waste disposal
  • public safety
  • social-services-related projects (e.g., child day care projects, elderly centers and shelter facilities for domestic violence victims).

The funds may be used either for grants to eligible municipalities or for projects in eligible municipalities (CGS § 4-66c).


Access our list of frequently asked questions.


Complete and submit this application.