Connecticut SAMHSA/CMHS Employment Development Initiative: Fiscal Year 2011 & 2012 Projects


This initiative provided training and technical assistance for entrepreneurs with psychiatric disorders to start a small business. “This project demonstrated that entrepreneurship is indeed a viable option for persons in recovery. The Business Advisors from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) observed that the business plans submitted by the individuals in this program were stronger and demonstrated more commitment than those of the general population. All of the persons receiving mini-grants as well as the majority of persons who were not were encouraged by their Business Advisors to continue working on their business plans, which the Advisors felt had real potential to succeed with additional effort.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Other
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health
  • Center for Mental Health Services, Substances Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration