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Affordable Housing Program - Flex
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Provide affordable housing to persons/families with low to moderate incomes.
Contact: Karen Santana
Phone: (860) 270-8224
Email: Karen.santana@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1098&q=253406
Type of Assistance: Grants, Loans & Reduction in Principle/Interest
Authority: CGS Sec. 8-37 pp
Description
A housing production program known as "flex", funded through State bonds. Eligible applicants include municipalities, non-profit organizations, local housing authorities, & for-profit developers.
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.
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
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
Energy Conservation Loan Program (ECL) & Multi-Family Energy Conservation Loan program (MEL) - CT Housing Investment Fund (CHIF)
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Provide financing to single family & multi-family residential property owners for the purchase & installation of cost-saving energy conservation improvements through CHIF [DECD oversight: Sheila Hummel, (860) 270-8105]
Contact: Lisa Ruggeri
Phone: (860) 233-5165
Email: Lisa@CHIF.org & Sheila.Hummel@ct.gov
Website: http://www.chif.org
Type of Assistance: Loan
Authority: CGS Sec. 16a-40b, 16a-40a
Description
Loans to single-family (1-4 units) homeowners up to $25K & multi-family property owners up to $2K/unit (maximum $60K/building. Purchase/Installation Examples: Siding, Insulation, Heat Pumps, Solar Systems, Replacement Heating Systems/Roofs/Windows.
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.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Provide affordable housing to persons/families with low to moderate incomes.
Contact: Edward LaChance
Phone: (860) 270-8099
Email: Edward.lachance@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1098&q=249716
Type of Assistance: Grant, Loan & Reduction in Loan Principle/Interest
Authority: RCSA Sec. 24 CFR Part 92
Description
Creation of both owner-occupied & rental affordable housing for low & moderate-income households. Allows for a wide range of eligible applicants & project types. Typically, CT receives $13M awarded via a formula.
Housing Trust Fund Program
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Provide affordable housing to persons/families at low to moderate income levels
Contact: Deb Russo
Phone: (860) 270-8223
Email: Deborah.russo@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=316526
Type of Assistance: Grant, Loan & Reduction in Loan Principle/Interest
Authority: CGS 8-336 m
Description
Provision of competitively awarded loans &/or grants, funded through State bonds, to eligible sponsors of affordable housing .
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.
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC)
Agency: Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Purpose: Provide incentives to developers to build affordable housing.
Contact: Sheila Stone
Phone: (860) 571-4237
Email: Sheila.stone@chfa.org
Website: http://www.chfa.org/TaxCredits/taxcredits.asp
Type of Assistance: Tax Credits
Authority: Federal - Section 42 of the IRS Tax Code
Description
Provides tax credits for development of affordable housing: 9% credits are competitive & 4% are not. They are allocated through a Governor-approved plan. LIHTC is largest federally funded housing program.
Manufacturer’s Assistance Act - MAA
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Assist manufacturing, municipal development of industrial parks, & other business assistance.
Contact: Holly Campo de la Vera
Phone: (860) 270-8045
Email: holly.campodelavera@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1095&q=300162
Type of Assistance: Grant, Loan
Authority: CGS Sec. _32-220 through 32-244a
Description
Provides direct assistance to manufacturing/other economic base industries, town development for industrial parks/other business assistance, eg planning, property/equipment acquisition, construction, relocation, working capital, & business support service
Nonpoint Source Pollution Programs
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To prevent the introduction of pollutants into surface waters through stormwater.
Contact: Nonpoint Source Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3020
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325588&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Guidance & information
Authority: 
Description
DEP is working to engage stakeholders to prevent the introduction of pollutants into stormwater through it's Non Point Source Pollution Management and Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Programs.
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.
Remediation/Site Clean-up
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: Evaluate hazardous waste disposal sites that pose a threat to the environment or public health, including provisions for the containment and removal of hazardous wastes and the mitigation of such waste on the subject sites.
Contact: Graham Stevens
Phone: (860) 424-4166
Email: graham.stevens@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2715&q=324950&depNav_GID=1626
Type of Assistance: Oversight and technical assistance
Authority: RCSA Sec. 22a-133k-1 through 22a-133k-3
Description
Goal is to clean up contaminated sites and brownfields to meet Connecticut’s Remediation Standard Regulations, which ensure that human health and the environment are protected.
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 Green Plan: Guiding Land Acquisition and Protection in Connecticut 2007-2012
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To guide land acquisition and protection in Connecticut
Contact: Ms. Margaret Welch
Phone: (860) 424-3618
Email: margaret.welch@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/open_space/green_plan.PDF
Type of Assistance: Guidance
Authority: 
Description
The Green Plan identifies goals, describes the status and sets conservation and recreation priorities for land acquisition and protection by DEP and by our partners through the Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program.
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.
Water Supply Plans
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To require public water systems that serve =1,000 persons to develop and maintain a water supply plan for the purpose of assuring the purity and adequacy of Connecticut’s 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=387304&dphNav_GID=1824&dphNav=|
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS 25-32d; RCSA Sec. 25-32d-1 to d-6
Description
Water supply plans include current and future system needs, supply and system demands, source water information, emergency contingency plans, conservation and drought plans, and other critical or long term issues over a 5, 20, and 50 years planning period
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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