Hart Lift Program

Due to the large amount of interest in the Hart Lift program, we are only accepting applications from property owners with a vacant storefront at this time.


The Hartford Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Hartford will direct some American Rescue Plan ACT (ARPA) funds to COVID affected property owners throughout the City of Hartford through its newly created Hart Lift Program.

Property owners who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in their inability to secure tenants in their vacant storefronts will be eligible for a grant of up to $150,000 to help incentivize prospective tenants. 

In order to have equitable distributions of these funds throughout all neighborhoods in the City of Hartford, the Chamber of Commerce is currently creating an inventory of vacant storefronts.

If you or your organization is aware of a vacant store front, please click below to fill out a short form. Thank you!