The Town of Lyme has allocated a portion of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the federal government to help nonprofit organizations domiciled in Lyme that experienced a financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the Town released an application form, complete with instructions, that nonprofits can use to apply for these funds.  To view or download the form, click here.

To be eligible to receive these funds, an organization must:

  • Be certified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or equivalent with the State of Connecticut and U.S. Internal Revenue Service. 
  • Have been in operation for at least one full year prior to the start of the pandemic.
  • Be based or headquartered within the Town of Lyme.
  • Be able to demonstrate that it suffered an economic loss from the pandemic via three years’ worth of audited financial statements (or equivalent documentation).

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, to Cynthia Beers, Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371 or No late applications will be accepted. 

Available funds will be awarded based upon the total losses documented by all eligible recipients.

Funds are anticipated to be distributed after the start of the new fiscal year.