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Agricultural Viability Grants
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Encourage growth and viability of CT agriculture
Contact: Ron Olsen
Phone: (860) 713-2550
Email: ron.olsen@ct.gov
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3260&q=398982
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment
Authority: CGS Sec. 22-26j
Providing increased funding for municipal open space grants, farm viability & preservation, historic preservation, new and existing affordable housing programs and new infrastructure to support & promote agriculture in CT.
Clean Water Fund Program
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to municipalities for planning, design and construction of wastewater collection and treatment projects.
Contact: Grant and Clean Water Fund 
Phone: (860) 424-3704
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325578&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Grant Payment, Loan
Authority: Federal Clean Water Act 33 U.S.C. 1251 et. Seq.
The Connecticut Clean Water Fund (CWF) is the state's environmental infrastructure assistance program. It provides a combination of grants and loans to municipalities which undertake water pollution control projects at the direction of the DEP.
Distressed Municipalities - Reimbursement of Tax Loss for Exemptions
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: To provide state reimbursement to eligible municipalities for a portion of the revenue loss sustained as a result of property tax exemptions granted to eligible manufacturing and service facilities.
Contact: LeAnn Graham
Phone: (860) 418-6278
Email: leeann.graham@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&q=383140&opmNav_GID=1807
Type of Assistance: Grant
Authority: CGS Sec 12-81(59), (60) and (70), 12-81k and 32-9p through 32-9s, and 32-80
provides a 5-year state reimbursement of a portion of the property tax loss towns sustain as a result of property tax exemptions granted to qualified manufacturing facilities located in designated municipalities (designated by DECD).
Farmland Preservation
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Preserve CT’s farmland
Contact: J. Dippel
Phone: (860) 713-2511
Email: joseph.dippel@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3260&q=399016
Type of Assistance: Purchase of Development Rights
Authority: CGS Sec. 22-26cc
Preserve CT’s agricultural lands based on soil types for food and fiber productions purposes
Farm-To-School Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: Support local farms and offer fresher, more nutritious produce for school meals
Contact: Jane Slupecki
Phone: (860) 713-2503
Email: jane.slupecki@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=2225&q=299424
Type of Assistance: Grants, Contracts for goods
Authority: PA 05-228
Statewide program designed to use Connecticut Grown fresh fruits and vegetables in local school cafeteria’s meals and snacks
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.
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
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.
Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide funding to municipalities, non-profit land conservation organizations, and water companies to protect open space
Contact: David Stygar
Phone: (860) 424-3016
Email: David.Stygar@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2706&q=323834&depNav_GID=1641
Type of Assistance: Grant payment
Authority: CGS Sec. 7-131d through 7-131i
Grants may be made for the purchase of land that has specific environmental attributes outlined on website.
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)
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.
State-Owned Property - Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: To provide state reimbursement to towns of the property tax loss on eligible state-owned real property.
Contact: Paul LaBella
Phone: (860) 418-6313
Email: paul.labella@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&q=383162&opmNav_GID=1807
Type of Assistance: Reimbursement
Authority: CGS 12-19a, 12- 19b and 12-19c, RCSA §12-19b-1 and §12-19b-2
This program provides a payment in lieu of local property taxes (PILOT) for property owned and used by the State of Connecticut. The payment is equal to a percentage of the amount of taxes that would be paid if the property were not exempt from taxation.
Urban Forestry Program
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To support and further advance urban forestry in Connecticut.
Contact: Chris Donnelly
Phone: (860) 424-3718
Email: chris.donnelly@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2697&q=322872&depNav_GID=1631
Type of Assistance: Grant payments and technical assistance
Provides technical assistance and grants to promote urban forestry, including trees along roads and highways, in park and recreation areas, and in residential and commercial neighborhoods.


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