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Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund - South Central CT Regional Growth Partnership:
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Site assessment & remediation of contaminated properties
Contact: Peter Stein or any staff person
Phone: (203) 821-3682
Email: regiongrowthpartner@rgp-ct.org.
Website: http://www.rgp-ct.org
Type of Assistance: Grant, Loan
Authority: 
Description
Site assessment & remediation of contaminated properties via grants & loans to applicants within the in the South Central Regional Growth Partnership area.
Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund, CT EPA
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Remediation of brownfields (contaminated properties) in distressed municipalities (www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/IGP/grants/datagrts/dismun2004.doc)
Contact: Chet Camarata
Phone: (860) 270-8140
Email: 
Website: http://www.ctbrownfields.gov
Type of Assistance: Loans & Grants (up to 40% of total needed)
Authority: EPA
Description
Revolving loan program for site assessment and remediation of brownfields statewide. Priority applications are for projects located in distressed municipalities. Funded by $1M EPA grant.
Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund, Hartford - EPA
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Remediate contaminated properties in the City of Hartford.
Contact: Chet Camarata
Phone: (860) 270-8140
Email: chet.camarata@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ctbrownfields.gov
Type of Assistance: Loan & Grant (40% of assistance)
Authority:  EPA
Description
Assessment of contamination & remediation of properties within the City of Hartford, with funds from EPA.
Brownfield Revolving Loan Program - Naugatuck Valley (NW & SW CT)
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Site Assessment and Remediation of contaminated properties
Contact: Arthur Bogen (or Rick Dunne)
Phone: (203) 735-8688
Email: rbp@valleycog.org
Website: http://www.valleycog.org/brownfields.html
Type of Assistance: Loan
Authority: CGS Sec. 32-220 through 32-244a
Description
Assessment & remediation of contaminated sites in the Naugatuck Valley region (NW & SW CT), supported by an EPA grant & DECD's Manufacturer’s Assistance Act revolving loan program fund.
Brownfields Redevelopment Financing
Agency: Connecticut Development Authority
Purpose: Remediation development of existing Brownfields sites
Contact: Cynthia Petruzello
Phone: (860) 258-7833
Email: Cynthia.petruzzello@ctcda.com
Website: http://www.ctbrownfields.com
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment
Authority: 32-23zz
Description
CDA provides financing for Brownfields remediation. The financing is paid by a pledge of future incremental property taxes from the municipality.
Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) - Eastern CT Segmented Loan Fund & Southwestern CT Segmented Loan Fund through :
Agency: Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Purpose: Provide loans to start-up & existing businesses, that have difficulty obtaining traditional financing, located in a Public Investment Community (PIC)*. If business is not located in PIC*, it must meet income guidelines: 100% HUD SMI**.
Contact: Donna Wertenbach
Phone: (860) 249-3800
Email: d.wertenbach@cedf.com
Website: http://www.cedf.com
Type of Assistance: Loan
Authority: Governor's initiative
Description
Provide to existing business owners, in business for 3 years, a maximum loan of $500,000 at a 1% discounted rate for property to be partially/fully owner occupied. *PICs including Targeted Investment Communities (TICs) are eligible. **State Median Income.
Drinking Water Quality Management Plan
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  To provide for a consistent and proactive methodology to protect public drinking water supplies while balancing the need for economic development within the State’s source water protection areas.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: Special Act 06-6
Description
The DWQMP plan is intended include locally developed and locally implemented land use management and development measures, including land preservation techniques to provide for the protection of critical public drinking water supply watershed areas
Dry Cleaning Establishment Fund
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Site assessment, remediation, and brownfield assiatnce especially for small businesses.
Contact: Chet Camarata
Phone: (860) 270-8140
Email: Chet.Camarata@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ctbrownfields.gov
Type of Assistance: Grants
Authority: CGS Sec 211b
Description
This program provides grants to conduct Environmental Site Assessments and clean-up of dry cleaner sites. This brownfield assistance program is available statewide to dry cleaner operators or owners
Endangered Species
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To protect and restore endangered, threatened and special concern species in Connecticut and to provide information on the status of rare plant and animal species
Contact: Wildlife Division 
Phone: (860) 424-3011
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2702&q=323462&depNav_GID=1628
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 26-303 through 26-312; RCSA Sec. 26-306-1 through 7
Description
The DEP conducts a variety of research and management programs to protect and restore endangered, threatened and special concern species; and serves as the primary source of information on the status of rare plant and animal species
Geographic Information Systems
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide a statewide automated geographic storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic area.
Contact: Geographic Information Systems 
Phone: (860) 424-3540
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2698&q=323342&depNav_GID=1707
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: 
Description
DEP develops and maintains a statewide automated geographic storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic area.
Green Building
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To promote Green Building practices.
Contact: Kim Trella
Phone: (860) 424-3234
Email: kim.trella@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2714&q=324910&depNav_GID=1645
Type of Assistance: Education and outreach
Authority: 
Description
Promote the use of green building standards for new and renovated buildings, whereby the environmental qualities of both the indoor and outdoor settings have been considered and protected during design, construction, maintenance and use.
Landscape Stewardship Initiative
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: Provide information on landscape stewardship.
Contact: Margaret Welch
Phone: (860) 424-3618
Email: margaret.welch@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/landscapestewardship
Type of Assistance: Technical assistance, education and outreach.
Authority: 
Description
Coordinate DEP programs that affect land use so as to avoid unintended impacts on land development patterns and to provide municipalities, individuals, and organizations with information to allow for better informed land use decision-making.
Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption Program
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: The Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption Program provides for 100 % exemption of local property taxes on qualified, newly acquired manufacturing machinery and equipment.
Contact: Shirley Corona
Phone: (860) 418-6221
Email: shirley.corona@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&q=383148&opmNav_GID=1807
Type of Assistance: Reimburesment
Authority: CGS: Secs 12-81(72), 12-81k, 12-94b and 12-94c.
Description
The State of Connecticut reimburses municipalities for the exemptions granted under the provisions of the program. Qualified manufacturing and biotechnology companies may receive a tax exemption on their local property taxes for a period of five years.
Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Coordination (NRZ)
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: The objective of the NRZ process is to revitalize neighborhoods through the collaborative involvement of residents, businesses and government.
Contact: Joan Hubbard
Phone: (860) 418-6306
Email: joan.hubbard@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&q=383116&opmNav_GID=1807
Type of Assistance: Grants
Authority: CGS Sec. 7-600 - 7-608
Description
The NRZ process provides a mechanism for local stakeholders, along with local municipal officials, to develop a strategic plan to revitalize their neighborhood. Muncipalities may establish zones by resolution of their legislative body.
Permit Assistance and Outreach
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: The Office of the Ombudsman provides a central point of contact for all stakeholders seeking information and assistance from the department.
Contact: Permit Ombudsman 
Phone: (860) 424-3003
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2709&q=324146&depNav_GID=1624
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: 
Description
The Office of the Ombudsman provides a central point of contact for all stakeholders seeking information and assistance from the department.
Proposals for developments using water
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To ensure that any proposed construction or expansion of a water company will not result in a duplication of water service and prevent the creation of public water systems that lack the capacity to remain viable
Contact: Cameron Walden
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: cameron.walden@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387326
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS 8-25a and RCSA 16-262m
Description
The CPCN process reviews the design of the proposed Public Water System from development of the water sources to the piping system that will bring the water to the consumer. DPH and DPUC jointly administer the process.
Protection of Public Drinking Water Supplies -Technical Assistance
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To provide technical assistance to municipal land use decision makers and public water systems concerning consistent and proactive methods and measures to protect public drinking water supplies.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 25-32f,8-2, 8-23,8-3i,22a-42f
Description
Technical assistance can be provided in the form of comments and recommendations on local actions that may affect public drinking water sources.
Section 319 Grant Program (Nonpoint Source Pollution)
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To protect public health and the environment from the impacts of nonpoint sources of pollution.
Contact: Stan Zaremba
Phone: (860) 424-4055
Email: stanley.zaremba@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325594&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment
Authority: The Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1329)
Description
Funding priorities are for implementation projects, particularly those that address a documented non-point source pollution-related water quality impairment identified on Connecticut’s List of Impaired Waterbodies.
Special Contaminated Properties Remediation and Insurance Fund (SCPRIF)
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Site assessment, remediation, brownfields assistance
Contact: Chet Camarata
Phone: (860) 270-8140
Email: Chet.Camarata@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ctbrownfields.gov
Type of Assistance: Loans
Authority: CGS-22a-133u
Description
This program provides loans to Environmental Site Assessments, clean-up and demolition on sites that are underutilized due perceived site contamination problems. This "brownfield" redevelopment loan program is available statewide.
State Housing Tax Credit Contribution Program (HTCC)
Agency: Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Purpose: To provide an incentive to businesses to support affordable housing
Contact: Sheila Stone
Phone: (860) 657-4504
Email: Sheila.stone@chfa.org
Website: http://www.chfa.org/TaxCredits/taxcredits.asp
Type of Assistance: Tax Credit
Authority: CGS Sec. 8-395
Description
Provides tax credit vouchers for businesses making cash contributions to non-profit corporations that develop, sponsor, or manage housing programs which benefit low and moderate income individuals and families. A component supports workforce housing.
Subsurface Sewage Disposal System Code Administration
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: Ensure Protection of Public Health and the Environment
Contact: Robert Scully, P.E.
Phone: (860) 509-7296
Email: robert.scully@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3140&q=387438&dphNav_GID=1828&dphPNavCtr=|#47142
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 22a 430g, PHC 19-13-B100a & 19-13-B103
Description
The regulations and associated Technical Standards cover site evaluations, suitability, and design and installation requirements for such systems. Local planning & zoning agencies use the suitability criterion for subdivision approvals.
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program.
Agency: Department of Transportation
Purpose: To fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM)
Contact: Grayson Wright
Phone: (860) 594-2154
Email: grayson.wright@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dot
Type of Assistance: Reimbursement program (80% or for limited projects 100%)
Authority: Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Title 42,
Description
Funds transportation projects and programs that contribute to the attainment or maintenance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in non-attainment or air quality maintenance areas for ozone, carbon monoxide, or particulate matter.
Urban Act Funds
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Promote urban planning & development activities.
Contact: Chet Camarata
Phone: (860) 270-8140
Email: chet.camarata@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/ecd/LIB/ecd/20/14/Urban%20Act%20Application%20URI.PDF
Type of Assistance: Grant
Authority: CGS Sec. 4-66c
Description
Statewide municipal funding for planning, design & development projects which redirect, improve & expand state activities that promote community conservation & development & improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state.
Urban Sites Remedial Action Program
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Environmental site assessment, remediation, and related costs in the State’s distressed areas
Contact: Chet Camarata
Phone: (860) 270-8140
Email: Chet.Camarata@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ctbrownfields.gov
Type of Assistance: Grants or Loans
Authority: Chapter 22a-133m
Description
To facilitate the transfer, reuse and redevelopment of potentially polluted commercial and industrial real property (brownfields) which otherwise would remain vacant. When necessary, the state can commit funds to prepare the planning and implementation.
URBANK
Agency: Connecticut Development Authority
Purpose: Loan guarantees for small businesses unable to obtain bank financing
Contact: John Lobon
Phone: (860) 258-7825
Email: john.lobon@ctcda.com
Website: http://www.ctcda.com/CMSLite/default.asp?CMSLite_Page=52&Info=URBANK
Type of Assistance: Loan Guarantee
Authority: 32-23c
Description
1. The bank is unable to approve the borrower's loan request without URBANK assistance, 2. URBANK provides the bank with loss protection on loans up to $350,000. 3. Program is carried out in partnerships with participating financial institutions.
Water Utility Coordinating Committee
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  To provide for a coordinated approach to long-range water supply planning by addressing water quality and quantity issues from an area-wide perspective.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387352
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 25-33c - j
Description
The process is designed to bring together public water system representatives and regional planning organizations to discuss long-range water supply issues and to develop a plan for dealing with those issues.

 

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