Senator Richard Blumenthal was in Danbury yesterday. He visited Mothership on Main to hear how the downtown Danbury eatery was surviving the financial fallout of the pandemic. Blumenthal heard that a new round of federal COVID-19 relief for small businesses would make a difference.
He called the Paycheck Protection Program a lifeline for small companies.
Blumenthal noted that what they don't sell is given to people in the community who are food insecure. He says that's reason alone the PPP is well worth the investment.
The CARES Act 2 is expected to bring as much as $9 billion to Connecticut. About $3 billion will be loaned to small businesses to keep workers on the payroll. He says this next round will be expedited, streamlined and targeted.