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General Business Information (* denotes required fields)

Years and months in business (from business start date) *
Number of Employees (Current-Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees) -- (Check one as applicable):

Is the business (check one, as applicable): *

Project Information

Amount of grant request for project *

($15,000 Maximum - No Match Required)

($25,000 Maximum - No Match Required)

($100,000 Maximum - MATCH IS REQUIRED FOR GRANTS ABOVE $25,000)

Required Cash Matching Funds - ONLY FOR 10+ FTE APPLICANTS FOR GRANTS OF OVER $25,000: (50% or 25% for Projects Located in Meriden Transit Oriented District)


Affirmations and Acknowledgements

  • The Applicant is not delinquent in paying taxes or other amounts to the federal government or to the State of Connecticut or City of Meriden.
  • Submission of this pre-application does not guarantee being selected to submit a detailed application for funding consideration. Approval of applications will not be completed until the detailed application is approved and a grant contract is executed by the successful Applicants and the City of Meriden. Grant funds may not be used to repay loans drawn before approval of the final detailed grant application.
  • The Applicant acknowledges that all Project expenses funded by grant funds must be purchased through the Purchasing Department of the City of Meriden under City purchasing guidelines and that qualifying expenses will be reimbursed to the Applicant after the work is completed and paid by the Applicant and required documentation is submitted to the City for approval. State and federal prevailing wage regulations may be required based upon the proposed Project and funding sources.
  • This pre-application and any non-exempt information submitted are public documents and subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
  • The City of Meriden is relying on the accuracy of this pre-application and all representations made by the applicant.
  • The City of Meriden may request additional information to consider this pre-application and may approve or disapprove any pre-application or detailed application or change program guidelines at any time at its sole discretion.
  • Successful pre-applicants will be directed to the City of Meriden’s Applicant Concierge and invited to submit a detailed application with their assistance. No funding will be approved without a completed and accepted full detailed application. Detailed additional information will be required in the detailed application, including, without limitation, CPA issued Profit and Loss Statement for 2019, 2020, and 2021 OR tax returns filed for 2019, 2020, and 2021 with personal information redacted, a copy of State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Status Letter, and, for building projects requiring City permits, submission of plans that have been stamped as approved by a CT licensed architect, engineer, or other authorized design professional.
  • Failure to submit a complete preapplication (with all questions answered and if question is not applicable, note N/A) and any required documents will result in the business not prequalifying for the program.

Applicant Certification


  1. The Applicant affirms and acknowledges to have read, understands, and accepts the above Affirmations and Acknowledgements.
  2. The Applicant has reviewed the Meriden Growth and Investment Funds Program Description containing the most current guidelines and limitations on applicants, approval of applications and use of grant funds.
  3. The information contained in this document is true, complete, and accurate; and
  4. Has the capacity and legal authority of the Applicant to submit this application.

Printed Name and Title *

Additional Applicant Signature (if any)

Printed Name and Title