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ARPA Grant Application Form

The Town of Hamden received $24,140,338 in Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and administered though the U.S. Department of Treasury to address local needs generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Town of Hamden Legislative Council has allocated $200,000 for relief to small businesses licensed/operating in the Town of Hamden that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be disbursed using a cost reimbursement method of payment.

  • Maximum grant award: $12,500
  • Application period: May 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024 at 4pm.
  • Awards will be announced: June 2024

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • For the purposes of the Town of Hamden Small Business Grant Program, “small business” is defined as a business with average annual gross receipts of < $1.5M.
  • Small business must be registered with the State of CT and operate within the Town of Hamden (IRS Determination Letter).
  • The business existed in January 2019 and is presently operational.
  • Small Business must demonstrate negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic (Must submit tax returns/990s from 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022).
  • Demonstrate how funds will be used to address the negative impact NOT addressed by other pandemic relief from other local, state, or federal financial assistance.
  • Valid business license # (if applicable).
  • Department of Revenue Services (DRS) status letter.
  • Letter of Good Standing from Town of Hamden Tax Office.
  • Screenshot of Active Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number.
  • Certificate of Insurance (General Liability).
  • One application per business.

Eligible Expenses:

For the expenditure period: March 3, 2021 – June 30, 2025

  • Equipment
  • Supplies
  • Rent and Utilities

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Debt (including fines, penalties, damages, settlements)
  • Advertising/public relations/marketing costs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Severance pay
  • Conference (meeting, retreat, seminar, symposium, workshop)
  • Contributions and donations
  • Defense in criminal and civil proceedings
  • Entertainment costs
  • Goods or services for personal use
  • Interest/financing costs
  • Lobbying
  • Memberships, subscriptions, professional activities

Post-Award: Required to enter into grant agreement with the Town of Hamden.

Additional Resources:

Application Form

* denotes required fields

Is the primary business owner a:
What is your racial/ethnic identification?  *

Month and year business/organization was incorporated/registered:

Does your business own or rent its current location?

Is your business currently open for business?  *
Was your business closed (partially or totally) during the pandemic for COVID-19 related reasons?  *

Provide Gross Income for the following years:

Is your business current on all tax obligations to the Internal Revenue Service, the State of Connecticut, and the Town of Hamden?  *
Outstanding liens or judgments?  *
Is your business compliant with the Connecticut Department of Labor Office of Unemployment Assistance and all applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations, including but not limited to minimum wages, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and child labor?  *

Please upload and submit the following:

Tax returns:


Submission of a request that meets the requirements of the program, as well as any subsequent requirements, does not guarantee the award of ARPA funding and/or the support of the Town of Hamden.

This application, any information submitted in support thereof, and any award and agreement are public documents subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

The Town of Hamden is relying on the accuracy of the application and all representations made by the Applicant.

The Town may request additional information, financial or otherwise, in considering and approving any application.

By checking “Yes”, you affirm and acknowledge that you have read and understand the above statements.  *



  1. The information contained in this document is true, complete, and accurate.
  2. The applicant shall comply with all Federal, State, and Town laws and ARPA requirements including the terms and conditions set forth in the Formal Award Agreement.
  3. Requested funds will be used only for eligible purposes approved by the Town.
  4. I certify that I have the legal authority of the Applicant to submit this application.