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Conn. to distribute COVID relief grants to hospitality industry

Pratt Street in Hartford remains empty during the lunch rush on November 4, 2020.  At the end is Dish Bar & Grill, one of several Connecticut restaurants permanently closed due to COVID-19.
Tyler Russell
Connecticut Public

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday that the state will begin issuing COVID-19 relief grant money this week to eligible businesses in the hospitality industry.

The state will give out a total of $30 million to over 1,700 businesses that reported a drop of at least 15% (but no more than 95%) in revenue in 2021 compared to 2019. Some of the money will come from the federal American Rescue Plan.

Eligible businesses include those in arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, food, breweries, wineries and transportation. The grant also applies to businesses that attribute more than half their revenue to food and alcohol sales, room occupancy and/or admissions costs. The grants are available only to businesses that earned between $100,000 and $125,000,000 in gross receipts in 2021.

Businesses do not need to apply; they will be automatically enrolled and will receive checks ranging from $7,500 to $49,999.

More information is available on the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development website.

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