New Haven Small Business Program


The City of New Haven has joined forces with the Brightpoint Development Fund to provide working capital for small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 crisis by offering business grant and loan options for businesses located within the New Haven city limits.



Purpose of the Grant Program

  • To provide grant funding up to $10,000 for working capital, operational funding, and support for
    working remotely for businesses located within New Haven city limits and operating prior to 03/01/2020
  • To retain low-to-moderate income (LMI) full-time equivalent (FTE) job

How to Apply

  1. Email
  2. Include "New Haven COVID-19 Business Grant" as the subject
  3. Include owner(s) name, business name, email, and phone number in the body of the email



The Loan

New Haven Revolving Loan Fund

  • Loans up to $5,000
  • Low interest rate & commitment fee
  • Limited documentation required
  • Streamlined review process


Loan Required Documents List





Founded in 2010, the Brightpoint Development Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable
business loans, financial education, and housing development services.

We are a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) micro lender and a U.S. Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).