With more than $8,829.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $6,759.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Connecticut. There are 73,515 business establishments in the state of Connecticut, and they break down to the following:

Connecticut Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 41,737 registered businesses in Connecticut have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 13,006 registered businesses in Connecticut have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 8,036 registered businesses in Connecticut have 10-19 employees.
  • 6,794 registered businesses in Connecticut have 20-99 employees.
  • 1,873 registered businesses in Connecticut have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 2,069 registered businesses in Connecticut have over 500 employees.

Connecticut Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 9,806 registered businesses in Connecticut are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 5,494 registered businesses in Connecticut are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 7,930 registered businesses in Connecticut are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 9,318 registered businesses in Connecticut are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 5,000 farms in the state of Connecticut.

Starting and managing a small business in Connecticut is not an easy task. Over $78,026,725,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Connecticut and more than 11,268 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Connecticut, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Connecticut, contact Connecticut financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Connecticut are browsing from the following cities: North Grosvenor Dale, Botsford, Bantam, Waterbury, Thomaston, Sandy Hook, North Franklin, Westbrook, Voluntown, Moosup

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022 – Connecticut (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS CT CIG 22 NOFO0001157
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $200,000
OJJDP FY 2020 and 2021 Nonparticipating States: American Samoa (2020), Connecticut (2020 and 2021), Nebraska (2020 and 2021), New Mexico (2020), Texas (2020 and 2021), Wyoming (2020 and 2021), and Virgin Islands (2020) Solicitation (apply)

Funding Number: O OJJDP 2021 30002
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Category: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Amount: $3,500,000
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants Connecticut State Program National Funding Opportunity (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS CT CIG 21 NOFO0001068
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $250,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The Cities of Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Berlin, Connecticut (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R01 1857
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $1,320,368
NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 – CONNECTICUT (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS CIG CT CIG 20 GEN0010790
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $250,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The City of Bridgeport, the towns of Stratford, Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, and Monroe within Fairfield County, Connecticut (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R01 1767
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $10,434,282
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Middlesex County and Hartford County, Connecticut excluding the City of New Britain, and the towns of Berlin, Enfield, Manchester, and Southington (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R01 1746
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $10,130,032
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The Cities of Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Berlin, Connecticut (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R01 1635
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $1,240,928
Connecticut CIG Announcement (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS CT CIG 19 GEN0010139
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The City of Bridgeport, the towns of Stratford, Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, and Monroe within Fairfield County, Connecticut (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2019 ACF OHS CH R01 1412
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $10,255,482

 

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