PPP loans a boon to region’s small businesses, nonprofits

8 Jul 2020

Small Business

United Community and Family Services, the Norwich-based community health service, received a $6.33 million federal loan this spring as part of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, which was designed to save jobs amid the coronavirus-induced shutdown.

Among the hundreds of southeastern Connecticut businesses and nonprofits that secured loans, UCFS was the only one to receive one in the $5 million to $10 million range, according to the SBA, which this week disclosed the recipients of loans of $150,000 and up. The loans are forgivable provided the employer maintains or quickly rehires employees and maintains salary levels. 

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