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The Town of Ellington

Economic Development Commission

See the below message from AdvanceCT in reference to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for your business.

 As your businesses may be increasingly concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their bottom lines during the winter months, PPE will become more critical than ever, particularly as operating costs during the pandemic continue to grow. Luckily, DECD has worked with AdvanceCT, the Capital Region Council of Governments, and other key partners to assemble a guide to suppliers offering reliable and high-quality PPE at reasonable and stable costs.

Please share the link below with your business constituents so they are aware of this resource. Recovery/Small-Business-Reopening-Resource-Guide/Suppliers

Tolland County Chamber of Commerce

State Announces $50M Grant Program for

Small Businesses and Nonprofits

As Governor Lamont announced today, the state has created the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to help small businesses and nonprofits that continue to be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut with a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million OR 20 or fewer employees can apply for a one-time grant of $5,000. DECD will administer the program and online applications are estimated to begin the week of November 9. All funding will be disbursed by the end of the year.

Per Governor Lamont’s direction, half of the funds will be allocated to small businesses and nonprofits located in towns and cities that have been designated as distressed municipalities. The program is funded from Connecticut’s portion of the federal CARES Act.

Additional information, along with eligibility requirements, can be found here. DECD will also host webinars and online discussions in the coming weeks to assist businesses and nonprofits with the application process. 

We continue to do everything possible to help organizations that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. We will be in touch over the next few weeks with more information leading up to the launch of the grant application.

Thank you and stay healthy.


David Lehman, Commissioner, (860) 500-2310

Drought Assistance for Farmers!

All eight counties in Connecticut have received disaster declarations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a result of the ongoing drought that has been negatively impacting the region’s farm industry.  Open this link to learn more.

For more information or guidance, please call the Business Help Line at 860-423-6389 or email

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Contact Us
Planning Department
P.O. Box 187
57 Main Street
Ellington, CT 06029
Phone: 860-870-3120
Fax: 860-870-3122
Town Planner
Land Use Assistant