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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
Description
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
Email: 
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.
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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.
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.
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
Description
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)
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.
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
Description
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
Authority: 
Description
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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