Grant Program For Small Businesses

The Town of Hamden is excited to announce the establishment of a grant program for eligible businesses in recognition of Small Business Month.

The month of May is National Small Business Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses and raise awareness of the challenges they face. In recognition, the Town of Hamden has established a $200,000 grant program for eligible businesses.

This initiative is funded by federal assistance provided to the Town of Hamden by the U.S. Department of Treasury under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Small Business Grant Program, managed by the Town’s Department of Economic and Community Development, aims to support small businesses that have been, and continue to be, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $12,500 for eligible expenses.

To qualify, businesses must be based in Hamden, have been operating since 2019, and demonstrate a negative economic impact from the pandemic. Detailed program guidelines are available at:

Applications are available now, and the application portal will close at 4PM on May 31st, 2024. Only online submissions will be accepted, and applications are available

All eligible businesses are encouraged to apply and take advantage of this opportunity. Together, we can continue to recover from the challenges posed by the COVID-19
pandemic and continue to support our vibrant local economy.

“The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with the Town of Hamden and the Hamden Economic Development Commission to help our local business take advantage of the ARPA Small Business Grant Program. Many businesses continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and can certainly put to good use these ARPA grants. The Chamber looks forward and will continue to support the effort of the Town in making sure our local businesses are aware of the available funds.” – Nancy Dudchik, President

For more information such as guidelines, eligibility requirements, required documents and the application process, please visit the Town of Hamden’s Department of Economic and
Community Development website:

For further information, please contact Director of Grants & Capital Projects, Carol Hazen, at (203) 287-7016 or by email at