Posted on April 5, 2021
Acting through the Department of Housing (DOH), the State of Connecticut is developing the UniteCT Program. This $235 million program will provide rental and utility payment assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will financially support households earning up to 80% of the HUD Area Median Income. Click here to see a table of all the towns in CT and their Area Median Income, or check out the map below to find your town’s AMI. Both the table and the map provide the same information.
The online portal is open and accessible through any computer or smartphone by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. Once a tenant or landlord logs in to the portal, there is step-by-step guidance to complete the application through written explanation and training videos. In the upper right hand corner of each screen of the application there is a question mark (?) that opens video training support.
Tenants and landlords should work together to complete their sections of the application and track their progress online. Community stakeholders are working throughout the state to help those who have barriers to internet access and technology.
You must first register to get an email invitation to start your application. Paper applications will not be accepted.
For technical support and guidance call 1-844-UniteCT (1-844-864-8328) or email DOH-UniteCT@ct.gov.
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
Additional guidance is being finalized and will be released to potential applicants and community partners as soon as possible. In the meantime, people who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.
CTtransit will provide free, statewide bus service to all customers every weekend this summer beginning Memorial Day weekend and lasting through Labor Day.
In addition to Saturdays and Sundays, the free service will also include the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31, 2021; the observed Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 5, 2021; and the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6, 2021.
To learn more about routes and destinations offered by CTtransit, visit www.cttransit.com.
The Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship provides funding to individuals to pursue professional development opportunities that will advance their careers in arts administration. Arts administration is the field that concerns the business operations of an arts organization, including but not limited to staff management, public relations, marketing, budget/fiscal management, board development, fund-raising, program development and evaluation.
An applicant may request up to $2,500. There is no predetermined number of Fellowships to be awarded.
To be eligible you must be a resident and:
Applications are due by Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by 11:59 PM.