The Town of Kent will use some American Rescue Plan Act funding, federal pandemic relief aid, to help families, local small businesses and nonprofits. The town is currently accepting grant applications, subject to conformity with federal requirements. Individuals and families must have Kent as their primary residence and demonstrate that they have been economically harmed by the pandemic. Grants will be awarded for up to 5 thousand dollars. Local small business is defined as a company located in Kent, has less than 500 employees, and provides commodities, goods, products or services to the local public, and, ideally, provides local employment. Grants up to 10 thousand dollars are available. A nonprofit is a Kent entity operating for a collective, public or social benefit. Grants are up to 15 thousand dollars. Applications will be accepted through today and can be obtained at Town Hall outside the Treasurer’s Office, or requested via email from ARPA@townofkentct.org. Applications and supporting documentation are to be submitted to the same email address, hand delivered to the Selectmen’s office during regular business hours or mailed to Treasurer, Town of Kent, PO Box 678, Kent CT 06757. Grants will be awarded based upon funds available and the number of applications received. Applicants must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service and the Connecticut Department of Revenue in terms of tax filings and if applicable, business / non-profit filings. Non-profits must have proof of 501c status.