6/12/2018 - Town Assists New Business Venture

The Fairfield Department of Community & Economic Development is pleased to announce its latest micro-enterprise assistance grant awarded to ComForCare Home Care, located at 1700 Post Road, Suite E-5 within Heritage Square. The grant will enable ComForCare Home Care to purchase new equipment, train staff and cover other costs associated with this new business enterprise.

ComForCare Home Care provides personalized, non-medical, in-home care to older adults and persons with disabilities so that they may continue to live independently. ComForCare offers a range of hourly, overnight, and live-in caregiver options based on a personalized care plan. Services typically include grooming & general hygiene care, transportation, companionship, meal planning & cooking, light housekeeping & family respite care, among other services. In addition, ComForCare can also provide child care, transition of care after discharge, hospital sitter service, and support for expectant and new moms and worker’s compensation cases.

The Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It is intended to provide entrepreneurs with training, technical assistance, and startup capital in order to create and sustain viable and productive small businesses in Fairfield. The program seeks to strengthen and enhance these small businesses, with the ultimate goal of increasing employment opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. In order to be eligible, applicants must be a recognized form of commercial enterprise that employs five or fewer employees, have its primary operations in Fairfield, and current on all tax obligations. Since the inception of the program, the Town has assisted more than forty-five small businesses.

“We’re delighted to help, and always excited to welcome new business to Fairfield,” stated Mark Barnhart, Director of the Department of Community & Economic Development. “Small businesses have long been the backbone of our economy, especially in the Town of Fairfield, and the Micro-Enterprise Program has been a very useful tool in our small business development strategy,” he added.

ComForCare Owner, Neil Anand remarked, ”I’m extremely grateful for the support that I have received to date from the Town of Fairfield. The Fairfield Department of Economic Development has been really great to work with. Starting a small business in the home care field has been a long-standing interest of mine, and I look forward to serving the Fairfield community and providing the best possible care for my fellow residents of Fairfield,” Neil stated. Neil is a Fairfield native and still lives in town.

For more information on the Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program, contact the Department of Community & Economic Development at (203) 256-3120.