Attention Small Businesses And Non-profits: Virtual Information Sessions On Securing Rescue Plan Money

City Council Budget Co-Chair Scott Burns tonight at 5:30 will lead an information session with city staff for candidates applying for American Rescue Act funding for their business, and in case they need to measure employee engagement they can use the tools in this website for this. The city has set aside $25 million. Applicants may ask questions while receiving guidance on requirements for submission.
Meeting ID: 986 2505 1858
Dial in: (929) 436-2866
Zoom discussion will also be shared via Facebook @BridgeportCT

On Wednesday Fred Gee, director of the Small Minority Business Enterprise Office, will conduct office hours to answer questions from small Bridgeport-based businesses on how to fill out applications for the Small Business Expansion Grant and the Storefront Improvement Program.

Wednesday, August 18th from 10am-12pm
Meeting ID: 986 2505 1858
Dial in: (929) 436-2866

On Thursday, Tammy Papa, director of Youth Services, will host office hours to answer questions from non-profit agencies seeking American Rescue Act dollars to fund new or expanded educational and other programming for Bridgeport youth.

Thursday, August 19th from 10am-12pm



  1. Another tidbit of OIB since it appears Lennie is off today, Eneida Martinez’s lawyer John Gulash (wonder who’s footing that bill) managed to get the case delayed again until after the elections. OIB!!!

    1. You missed the point.
      Judge Ndidi Moses (snicker, snicker) is giving the electorate time to reject the ticket before the election.
      If Simmons and Majewski win on September 14, November 7 becomes unneeded and redundant.
      Moses to the rescue!

  2. I read in the Times that a study underway has estimated that approximately 15% of the PPP loans are fraudulent which approximates 1.8 million loans or $76 billion dollars.
    What a fuckin shame.

  3. Hey Lennie, here’s another article from the CT Post about how the Guardians are calling for federal oversight of the BPD.
    I was on the council way back when the city had to answer to a special master and the city hated it.
    Therefore, I say bring it on. Please!!!

  4. Bob, when the judge abolished the Special Master Mayor Bill Finch called the decision a “historic moment for the City, and validation of the continuing pattern of fairness toward every officer, regardless of gender or color.” At the time Ron Mackey and I said this was a monumental mistake on behalf of the Guardians that would ultimately come back to bite them in the ass.

  5. Unfortunately Bill Finch’s response would be the same today. He was trying to do a good job but kept on getting in the way of the city managing the BPD the way we want to.
    It didn’t take long for that bird to condemn home to roost.


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