Comptroller, Labor Committee Co-chairs Announce Launching of Covid Relief Fund for Essential Workers

Interim Comptroller Natalie Braswell, flanked by the co-chairs of the Legislature’s Labor Committee and labor representatives, today announced the launching of a $34 million CT Essential Worker Covid-19 Assistance Fund to help those affected by the pandemic.
The Fund was approved by the General Assembly to support the critical workforce that has helped keep the state operational during the pandemic. The Connecticut Office of the State Comptroller will oversee the program. 
The Fund will provide financial relief to eligible, public- and private- sector essential workers who lived in the state, contracted Covid, and experienced lost wages or out of pocket medical expenses between  the period March 10, 2020 — July 20, 2021.  In addition, the Fund will help cover burial expenses – up to $3,000– for those who passed away.  Families can also apply for funding for a qualified essential worker who passed away.
Interested parties can find more information and apply through the portal above.

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