Community Economic Development Fund

Loan Inquiry

If your company is in financial distress because of COVID-19, please read this message carefully:

CEDF welcomes your lending inquiry, but to avoid creating confusion, delays or false hope we need to clarify that our organization is not a disaster loan provider under programs of the Small Business Administration. Also, CEDF is not able to extend financing primarily on the basis that a business is closed or has significantly reduced revenues as a result of COVID-19.

Please consult this link for the latest information on disaster assistance programs.

Despite the COVID-19 shutdown, many businesses continue with their plans for initiating or expanding their operations. CEDF stands ready to evaluate and fund these more routine applications.

Your first step is to submit the inquiry form below. This form registers your interest with us and allows for follow-up. The inquiry is not a formal application.

Once submitted, you will be able to download the application form, instructions and more information about the required supporting documents needed. Our lending department can only act on fully completed application packages.

Please tell us about yourself: (* denotes required fields)

First Name *
Last Name *
Business Physical Address
Business Physical Address 2
Phone *
Email *

Business Info

Business Name
Town where your business is or will be located *
Type of Business
Estimated amount you need to borrow
Will this loan be used to buy commercial property in which your business will operate?
Have you tried other lenders?
Do you have a business plan?

Please provide the following demographic information so we can better report to our funders/investors the impact we have on the communities we serve.

What is your gender
The state of Connecticut defines low and moderate income households as those with household income (AGI) below $99,700. Do you consider yourself to be part of this group?
The business I am associated with is 50% or more: (Check any or none as applicable to your company)

About how many years has the business you are associated with been in operation? (Use 0 if not yet operating)
Number of employees (Please count yourself):
How did you hear about CEDF? 
Name of person/company who referred you

Additional Comments:

Not sure which loan or educational service meets your need?

Please give us a call toll-free at 888-835-2333 or contact us online