Due to the success of the Small Business Grant Program, we have reached capacity and no longer accepting applications. Stay Tuned for the next round of funding to be announced in early 2024.

Gracias! – Thank you!

SAMA y el Instituto para las Familias Hispanas/Catholic Charities agradecen a todos sus patrocinadores por ayudar a hacer del Día de Reyes un evento memorable para nuestra comunidad.

SAMA & the Institute for the Hispanic Families/Catholic Charities thank all its sponsors for helping to make Three Kings Day a memorable event for our community.

2024 Three Kings Day Parade Sponsors

Park Street Special Services District
SAMA Merchants
CICD Puerto Rican Parade
Marine Toys for Tots
Santa Glen
Bank of America/CT Hola
Jacqueline Nadal

Maria Serrano
Representative James Sanchez
The Equity Center / Advisory Board Parent
ST.Rose Catholic Church
Carmen Marrero
Casa de Adoracion y Alabanza

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Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)

Solicite un crédito fiscal comercial reembolsable del IRS
Si es dueño de un negocio que tenía empleados durante la pandemia de COVID-19, puede ser elegible.

Claim a refundable business tax credit from the IRS
If you own a business that had employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible.

¿Qué es?
El ERTC es un crédito fiscal reembolsable. Recompensa a las empresas que mantuvieron empleados durante la pandemia de COVID-19,  hasta $26,000 por empleado . Puede obtener el crédito de forma retroactiva.

¿Quién es elegible?
Las empresas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro de cualquier tamaño que cerraron o limitaron sus operaciones durante la pandemia de COVID-19 pueden ser elegibles. Si su negocio perdió dinero en comparación con antes de la pandemia, también puede ser elegible. Consulte la sección de detalles para obtener más información sobre la elegibilidad.

¿Cómo reclamar el crédito?
El IRS procesa las reclamaciones a través del formulario 941-X . Hable con un contador, quien puede ayudarlo a comprender los requisitos, completar el formulario y maximizar su reclamo. Encuentre una lista de Contadores Públicos Certificados (CPA) locales.

What is it?
The ERTC is a refundable tax credit. It rewards businesses who kept employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, up to $26,000 per employee. You can get the credit retroactively.

Who’s eligible?
Businesses and non-profits of any size that closed or limited operations during the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible. If your business lost money compared to before the pandemic, you may also be eligible. See the details section for more about eligibility.

How to claim the credit?
The IRS processes claims through form 941-X. Talk to an accountant, who can help you understand the requirements, fill out the form, and maximize your claim. Find a list of local Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

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Updates on CT Covid-19 Latest Guidance
Posted 5/6/2022

Actualizaciones en CT Covid-19 la última dirección
Publicado el 5/6/2022

Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Every home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests will be completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number.

Ordering begins January 19.

Pruebas caseras de detección de COVID-⁠19 de forma gratuita

Todos los hogares de EE.UU. pronto podrán ordenar 4 pruebas caseras de detección de COVID-⁠19. Las pruebas serán gratuitas, no habrá gastos de envío y no será necesario proporcionar un número de tarjeta de crédito.

Se aceptarán pedidos a partir del 19 de enero.

Single-Use Plastic Bag has been banned since July 1, 2021

The single-use plastic bag fee ended on June 30, 2021. Connecticut’s plastic bag ban took effect on July 1, 2021

La bolsa de plástico de un solo uso está prohibida desde el 1ro de julio 2021

La bolsa de plástico de un solo uso está prohibida desde el 1ro de julio 2021

Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority

Is to provide Connecticut’s workforce access to paid family leave benefits and to empower employers by offering helpful tools for understanding their vital role and provide support to navigate the program. This program allows those employees working in Connecticut the opportunity to address personal and family health needs without the consequence of lost income.

Autoridad de seguro de licencia médica y familiar pagada

Es proporcionar a la fuerza laboral de Connecticut acceso a los beneficios de licencia familiar pagada y capacitar a los empleadores al ofrecer herramientas útiles para comprender su función vital y brindar apoyo para navegar el programa. Este programa permite a los empleados que trabajan en Connecticut la oportunidad de abordar las necesidades de salud personales y familiares sin la consecuencia de la pérdida de ingresos.

SAMA and Minority Biz Owners Push For More PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. For more information

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Click on the link for more information:

At the end of the application, click the button that says to apply for quick 10,000.00.



Testing Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:30AM to 5:00PM

21 Grand Street, Hartford, CT

To schedule an appointment, please call



Horas de operaciòn para hacerse la prueba
lunes a viernes 
8:30AM to 5:00PM

21 Grand Street, Hartford, CT

Para hacer una cita por favor llame al

Go to or call 211 if you have a question about the Emergency food pantry,

financial assistance, COVID-19, and more.

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SAMA is committed to providing our small business community with the latest information concerning the Coronavirus. We will continue to post as much information as it becomes available including links to important sites.

The Small Business Administration has issued a news release on Tuesday, March 17th offering disaster assistance to Connecticut small businesses economically impacted by the Coronavirus.

This news release contains a hyperlink to apply online. We have also uploaded the application in PDF which we recommend you review first to become familiar with any necessary items you may need to collect in order to apply.

Click for news release Español

Click for application PDF

For more information on COVID-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at or visit our states website at

Given the ongoing public health concerns relating to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, and the significant reduction in business activity, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has announced that all Limited Liability Company (LLC) annual reports due March 31, 2020 may be filed on or before June 30, 2020 with no penalty or other consequence. By statute, the filing fees increase on July 1, 2020.

The information on file with our office for your business entity is below:

Please note that you must create a CONCORD user account to file an annual report. This is a new requirement this year and most users in the past did not create a CONCORD account to file annual reports. If you are unsure if you have a CONCORD account, we recommend creating a new account.

For more information, you can visit and choose “Business Services” and “Annual Report.”

For additional questions, you can email at

Contact SAMA at 860-278-5825 to assist you in the creation of your account and to submit your report.

Manuel Aldarondo, 203-202-3415; (New Haven County)

Rosa Jacinto, 860-724-4910;

Ana Sanchez Adorno, 860-819-3136;

News, Announcements, and Unemployment Information for all updated information.


Unemployment Separation Package:

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Minority Business Revolving Loan Fund (MBRLF) more


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Throughout its nearly 30-year history, SAMA has enjoyed outstanding working relationships with members of government and corporate sector. Through its network of more than 500 local Hispanic business owners and organizations, SAMA effectively communicates the needs and potential of the Hispanic enterprise to the public, government and private sector.