Community Development Block Grant: Small Cities
Connecticut's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, also known as the Small Cities Program, provides funding and technical support for projects that achieve local community and economic development objectives. The Small Cities Program principally benefits low-and moderate-income persons. This program is only available to Connecticut towns and cities with populations of less than 50,000.
"The Key to Connecticut's Community Development Future"
Funding for the Connecticut CDBG program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the guidelines of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Eligible Activities must meet one of the following CDBG program National Objectives: benefiting low and moderate-income persons, eliminating slum and blight or addressing an urgent need.
The primary focus of the CDBG program is to benefit low-and moderate-income persons. The Connecticut CDBG program receives and distributes over thirteen million dollars each year. Since the state took over the administration of the CDBG program in 1982, over $325,700,000 has been invested in Connecticut communities.
Communities participate in a competitive application process annually for CDBG funds to implement their proposed community and economic development projects.
CDBG Grant Management Manual
The CDBG Grant Management Manual provides program guidance to prospective applicants and grant awardees. The manual sets forth DOH's expectations from the grantees in managing the program funded by the CDBG funds.
2019 CDBG GRANT MANAGEMENT MANUAL
Small Cities Fact Sheet
2017 Action Plan
Small Cities Fact Sheet (Crumbling Foundations Testing Program)
2020 Small Cities Application
DOH has established an annual competitive round application process for CDBG funds. Communities seeking funding to implement their proposed community, housing and economic projects should be familiar with the Application Process.
Applications are now due on April 17, 2020 by 2pm. Deliver to Department of Housing, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT.
2020 CDBG Application (revised 3/12/2020)
2020 CDBG Application Exhibits
2020 CDBG Application Exhibits Checklist
2020 CDBG Application Handbook
2020 CDBG Rating and Ranking
2020 CDBG Residential Rehab Standards
CDBG Project Responsibility Matrix
2020 CDBG Application Workshop Presentation Materials
2020 Workshop Application Q&A
Environmental Review Part 58 Flowsheet
Environmental Review Partner Worksheet
HUD 58 Environmental Review Overview
Levels of ER Review Table
Sample Environmental Review Forms
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Citizen Participation & Survey Methodology
Eligible Activities and National Objective
Fair Housing Section of the Application
HUD Part 38 Environmental Review
Understanding Program and Admin Costs
Davis Bacon Labor Standards
How to Complete the New eForm
How to Select a Contractor
Eversource Utility Process
Sustainable CT Community Match Fund
DOH Survey Methodology
HUD Rent and Income Limits
Pre-Project Checklist for Lead Abatement
Pre-Project Checklist for Lead Safe Practices
Model Lead Abatement Plan
Model Lead Hazard Remediation Plan
Model Lead Management Plan
Fair Housing Training PowerPoints
HEROS Tiered Environmental Review Webinar
Environmental Review Website Resources