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Posted on: May 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 05/03/21: Restaurant Revitalization Fund Assistance, Summer Enrichment Funding, Export Week Events

Trumbull Economic Development

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application Portal Opens Monday May 3, 2021 at noon ET - From the Connecticut Small Business Development Center

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide $28.6B in funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. 


How CTSBDC can help: Upcoming Webinars

Join us as we review the Restaurant Revitalization Fund program, including eligibility details; grant amount possible given age of business; the time period funds need to be used; use of funds; and required documentation.

As updates are released by the SBA, we will include them in our presentations. At the end, we open it up to Q&A based on questions received during the webinar.

These webinars will start @ 9:30am.  There is no cost to attend but advance registration is required.

También ofreceremos el seminario web del Fondo de Revitalización para Restaurantes en español, el jueves 13 de mayo, a las 5:30 pm.  We will also be offering the Restaurant Revitalization Fund webinar in Spanish on Thursday, May 13 at 5:30pm.  May 13 - Regístrese aquí

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How to Finance, Increase Export Sales & Limit Risks

LIVE WEBINAR May 3 @ 11am 

Is your small business new to exporting or looking to start? Are you an experienced exporter of goods and/or services and looking to increase your company’s international sales? 

Join U.S. Department Commerce, SBA, Ex-Im Bank, SBDC and other private sector export industry experts for a conversational webinar on how small businesses can finance and increase their international sales while managing repayment risks. 

The 60-minute webinar will include a panel of 7 export industry experts that will answer some key questions that small companies face when doing business internationally. 

There is no fee to attend this event, however advance registration is required. 

Register here 

Check out these additional webinars being offered during Export Week (May 3-7) 

Additional Grant Resources from Connecticut Department of Education

The State is providing up to $11 million in federal funding received for COVID-19 recovery efforts toward the expansion of programs that connect students to high-quality summer enrichment and recreational opportunities, with an emphasis on communities and children who were most impacted by the pandemic. Applications are due May 10, 2021.  

There are 2 grant programs being offered:

Expansion Grants to be used for expanding local existing programs, offering subsidies to offset enrollment costs, or creating a new program to serve students who might otherwise not have access to summer camp/programs. Applicants can apply for up to three grants of up to $25,000 per program site.   

Innovation Grants to provide students, especially those from traditionally underserved communities, with access to bold, highest-quality, and innovative summer programming. Applicants can apply for grants between $50,000 and $250,000.   Full Grant Details.

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