New Loan Program for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

August 3, 2022

Targeted loans will provide small businesses and non-profits, particularly those in low-income and historically underserved communities, with increased access to much-needed working capital.

Named the Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund, it is a public-private partnership that offers low-interest loans specifically to small businesses and non-profits in Connecticut. Applications are now being accepted for loans ranging from $5,000 to $500,000.

The loans have a fixed, 4.5% interest rate and are available to eligible small businesses and non-profits with operations in Connecticut that have 100 or fewer full-time employees and annual revenues of less than $8 million.

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Small businesses and non-profits can apply online at, and if they qualify, they will be matched with a lender who will  assist the business owner or non-profit organization throughout the application process.

In addition to state funding from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, initial funding has been provided by Citizens Bank, M&T Bank, and First Republic Bank.

This is a great example of the kind of public-private partnerships that can make a difference by helping small businesses and non-profits access the resources they need to grow and thrive in our state.