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To file an unemployment claim, please access the CT Department of Labor at http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-online/index.htm

Employee Assistance
The CT Department of Labor offers guidance for your employees if you need to temporarily close your business, including how to file for unemployment benefitsFMLA, as well as a reduction-in-work alternative to layoffs, called SharedWork.

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Business Resources
The State of Connecticut provides updated information at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus. A dedicated phone line, 860-500-2333, can be used for direct assistance and guidance, or you can send an e-mail to covid19.jic@ct.gov. Information about a short-term low-interest loan program is expected to be announced soon.

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Free Professional Consulting
Business advisors from the CT Small Business Development Center can help you apply for emergency loans or provide no-cost advice - for details go to CTSBDC.com. To request business advising, go here to sign up directly.

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Emergency Loans
Loans of up to $2 million are available from the US Small Business Administration – click here for details or if you're ready to begin applying online click here.


The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of CT have created the NAIFA CT website including a link to a NAIFA COVID-19 resource page that members can access at www.naifact.org . This site may be useful information for individuals who own or manage small to mid-sized businesses who may need some relief from the economic impact of the current pandemic.

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Feedback & Questions
digital questionnaire was created for all Connecticut small businesses to tell the governor what issues are your greatest challenges today.

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Tax Deadline Extension
For some annual tax returns, filing deadlines have been extended by the Department of Revenue Services by 30 days or more.

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The Town of Groton Economic Development has created an additional list of resources and important links located at their Disaster Assistance webpage.