CT CARES Small Business Grant Program

The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has created a $50 million grant program to help our small businesses in Connecticut recover from the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. Eligible businesses and nonprofits can receive a one-time $5,000 grant and all funds will be disbursed to approved applicants by December 30, 2020.

We estimate the online application will be available the week of November 9, 2020. Please check back on this page for more details including links to informational webinars and updates.

Although minimal, there are specific eligibility requirements to receive the grant. Please see below to make sure your business or nonprofit meets the below requirements before you apply.

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National Offering Grants to Posts in need

Posts impacted by a government’s public health restrictions implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for a grant up to $1,000. Posts must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • A post must have a current consolidated post report on file.
  • A post must have filed an IRS 990 within the prescribed due date.
  • A post must have filed all other required forms and reports as prescribed by the departments.
  • A post must have actively participated in one or more The American Legion(s) within the last 18 months.
  • A post must have a financial need.
  • A post must provide a certificate of insurance naming The American National Headquarters as an additional insured (copy of insurance declaration will be attached to application).
  • A post must provide documentation indicating that the post is properly incorporated.


The funds from this grant program shall be used exclusively for the following:

  • Current and past due mortgage principal and interest or
  • Current and past due real estate rents or
  • Current and past due insurance premiums or
  • Current and past due utilities.


The American Legion posts receiving this grant are required to submit a true and accurate report outlining how the funds were used, signed by the post finance officer, and certified by the post commander or post adjutant within six-months of receipt of the grant funds or no later than February 22, 2022. Whichever comes first.

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  • If you are still unsure you can call our office at 860-436-9986 and ask for the Department Adjutant

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  • If you are still unsure you can call our office at 860-436-9986 and ask for the Department Adjutant

Legion Act

Attention Cold War Veteran's

The Legion Act has been signed, you are now eligible for membership in The American Legion.

Please contact us to discuss your eligibility and what becoming a member of The American Legion means to you. You can also ask about the achievements of your local Post.

If you are interested in membership, visit our website at www.ctlegion.org and click the "Join Us Today" tab at the top of the page and complete the application.

You can also visit your local American Legion Post. Be sure to have your DD4 or other proof of eligibility available and your membership can be processed immediately.

For additional information, please feel free to contact us at 860-436-9986 or email ctadj@ctlegion.org


Join a Post of The American Legion in Connecticut

The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans' service organization.

Chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919, we are a patriotic veterans' organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. We are committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, as well as promoting strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

In contrast to other veterans' organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation's grassroots and the people we serve. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation's most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youths on the importance of sportsmanship and develops the quality of our country's citizenship. The Heroes to Hometowns program is the only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, millions of dollars in donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grassroots involvement in the legislation process. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but behind the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans' rights and quality of life.

The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives. Contact us to join a post of The American Legion in Connecticut.

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