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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.
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.
Aquifer Protection Area Program
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide protection for drinking water aquifers.
Contact: Aquifer Protection Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3020
Email: aquiferprotection@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2685&q=322252&depNav_GID=1625
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance, Training and Education
Authority: CGS Sec. 22a-354a et.seq., RCSA Sec. 354i-1 through 354i-10
Description
The Aquifer Protection Area Program protects major public water supply wells in sand and gravel aquifers to ensure future drinking water supply.
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.
Classification of Water Company owned land
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  Sets criteria for determining the proper identification and classification of the three classes of water company owned lands set forth in CGS Sec. 25-37c relative to any disposition or change of use of such lands under CGS Sec. 25-37d.
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. 25-37c, RCSA Sec. 25-37c-1 and c-2
Description
Sets criteria for determining the proper identification and classification of the three classes of water company owned lands set forth in CGS Sec. 25-37c relative to any disposition or change of use of such lands under CGS Sec. 25-37d
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.
Coastal Nonpoint Source Management Program
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To protect coastal waters from nonpoint source pollution.
Contact: Mary-beth Hart
Phone: (860) 424-3034
Email: marybeth.hart@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2705&q=323554&depNav_GID=1709
Type of Assistance: Workshops and Technical Assistance
Authority: Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (Federal law, 16 U.S.C. sections 1451 through 1465)
Description
Workshops and other technical assistance are available to management area towns to help identify the existing tools available to implement the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Management Program (CNP).
Community Resource Inventory
Agency: Center for Land Use Education and Research
Purpose: To provide an understanding of the resources and "character" of a town.
Contact: John Rosum
Phone: (860) 345-4511
Email: john.rozum@uconn.edu
Website: http://nemo.uconn.edu/tools/cri/index.htm
Type of Assistance: Technical
Authority: 
Description
A complete Community Resource Inventory (CRI) is made up of three different resource inventories: natural, cultural, and economic.This website allows town to interactively develop a CRI
Connecticut Geospatial Information Systems Council
Agency: Department of Information Technology
Purpose: To coordinate a uniform geospatial information system capacity for municipalities, regional planning agencies, the state and others, as needed,
Contact: Michael Varney
Phone: (860) 622-2462
Email: michael.varney@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/gis
Type of Assistance: Technical, potential for financial support in the future
Authority: 
Description
The system GIS must guide and assist state and local officials involved in transportation; economic development; land use planning; environmental, cultural, and natural resource management; public service delivery; and other areas as necessary.
Connecticut Land Use Academy
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: The Academy provides an introduction to a variety of topics and skillsets pertinent for local land use decision makers in Connecticut.
Contact: Terri Erwin
Phone: (860) 345-5205
Email: terri.erwin@uconn.edu
Website: http://clear.uconn.edu/lua.htm
Type of Assistance: Education
Authority: 
Description
Each Academy series is composed of a core curriculum of three courses. The series is conducted three times a year in locations across the state
Connecticut Main Street Center, Inc. (CMSC)
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Provides access to resources, training & technical assistance to communities selected to participate in the CMSC program.
Contact: John Simone
Phone: (860) 280-2337
Email: ctmainst@nu.com
Website: http://www.ctmainstreet.org
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance, Training, Resources, Network
Authority: CGS Sec. 32-223(d)(1) & (6)
Description
Provide selected communities with free resources, training & technical assistance. Designated municipalities benefit from national expertise in downtown revitalization & participation in a unique Network Exchange at the National Main Street Center.
Conservation and Development Policies Plan
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: The Plan serves as a statement of the development, resource management and public investment policies for the State.
Contact: Daniel Morley
Phone: (860) 418-6343
Email: daniel.morley@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cdplan
Type of Assistance: 
Authority: CGS Sec 16a-24 through 16a-33
Description
The use of state funds for an amount in excess of $200,000 for the acquisition, development, or improvement of real property or for the acquisition of public transportation equipment or facilities are required to be consistent with the plan.
Disposition and Use of Water Company-owned Lands
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To determine if a proposed sale, lease, assignment or change in use of class I and II land as defined in CGS Sec 25-37c may have a significant adverse impact upon an applicant's water supply
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 25-37d, S 25-32(b) to (f), RCSA 25-37d-1 to 9
Description
No water company shall sell, lease, assign or otherwise dispose of or change the use of any watershed lands, and any off-watershed Class II lands, except as provided in Section 25-37c-1 and 2, and 25-37d-1 through 9 without approval of DPH.
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).
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
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To provide low interest loans to public and private water systems for the purpose of upgrading, replacing, or constructing new water system infrastructure components.
Contact: Cameron Walden
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: Cameron.walden@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387340
Type of Assistance: Loan
Authority: CGS Sec. 22a-475 to 483
Description
The DWSRF provides low interest loans to public water systems. Loans can be repaid within 20 years. A portion of the State grant may be used to fund activities that encourage enhanced water system management and source water protection.
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
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
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.
Greenways
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: Grant program for the planning, design and implementation of greenways around the state.
Contact: Laurie Giannotti
Phone: (860) 424-3578
Email: laurie.giannotti@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2707&q=323854&depNav_GID=1704&depNav=|
Type of Assistance: Grant payment
Authority: 
Description
Grants of up to $5000 for planning, design and implementation of greenways. Land acquisition and/or construction activities are not eligible for these grants. Funding provided through the sale of greenway license plates.
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 .
Industrial Parks Program
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Development of industrial parks by municipalities.
Contact: Chet Camarata
Phone: (860) 270-8140
Email: chet.camarata@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1101&q=249820
Type of Assistance: Grant up to 50% of project cost
Authority: CGS Sec. 32-220 thru 32-234, 8-186 thru 8-200
Description
Creation of new sites for industrial employers & improvement of existing manufacturing facilities through planning, development, & construction of industrial parks. DECD works with municipalities & developers to improve towns' economic resources.
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.
Local Capitol Improvement Program (LoCIP)
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: To provide reimbursement to cities, towns and boroughs for specific capital projects (such as road, bridge or sewer construction) and to encourage development of a five year Local Capital Improvement Plan.
Contact: Sandy Huber
Phone: (860) 418-6293
Email: sandra.huber@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&q=383108&opmNav_GID=1807
Type of Assistance: Grant, Reimbursement
Authority: CGS Sec 7-535 to 7- 538
Description
The Local Capital Improvement Program (LoCIP) distributes funds to municipalities to reimburse the cost of eligible local capital improvement projects such as road, bridge or public building construction activities.
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
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.
Model Regulations
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: 
Contact:  
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2703&q=390248&depNav_GID=1634&depNav=|#LSModelRegulations
Type of Assistance: Techincal Assistance
Authority: 
Description
Includes Aquifer Protection, Inland Wetlands Regulations, Parking Regulations that Reduce Impervious Cover, Stormwater, and Tidal Wetlands Buffers
Municipal Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commissioner Training
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide training for municipal inland wetlands and watercourses commissioners and their staff
Contact: Municipal Wetlands Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3019
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2720&q=325686&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Training
Authority: CGS Sec. 22a-39
Description
The Municipal Inland Wetland Commissioners Training Program, is an annual course encompassing a broad range of issues including the administrative, legal and scientific aspects of municipal wetlands regulation.
Municipal Wastewater
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To assist municipalities in providing appropriate wastewater treatment.
Contact: Municipal Wastewater Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3704
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325580&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Guidance & information
Authority: 
Description
The Municipal Facilities section handles all aspects of interactions between the municipalities and DEP regarding wastewater treatment. It provides guidance, support, and regulatory efforts related to wastewater at the municipal level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small Cities Program (CDBG)
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Purpose: Provide small cities, under 50,000 population, with grant funds for community development activities (Part of the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program).
Contact: Veronica Hunter
Phone: (860) 270-8236
Email: veronica.hunter@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1098&q=249736
Type of Assistance: Grant
Authority: Federal Sec. 24 CFR Pt 570
Description
Grants for community developent activities. Projects must principally benefit low and moderate income persons (at least %51) eliminate a blight or slum, or address an urgent need.
Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP)
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: Provide Economic Development funding for capital projects to Connecticut's small towns.
Contact: Lisa DuBois
Phone: (860) 418-6209
Email: lisa.hadley@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2965&Q=382970&opmNav=|
Type of Assistance: Grant
Authority: C.G.S. 4-66c as amended by PA 05-5
Description
The Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) funds economic development, community conservation and quality of life projects for localities that are ineligible to receive Urban Action bonds. The maximum grant amount is $500,000 per year.
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-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.
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.
Surface Transportation Enhancement Program
Agency: Department of Transporation
Purpose: To fund projects that go above and beyond what is customarily considered part of a transportation activity.
Contact: Kathryn A. Faraci
Phone: (860) 594-2160
Email: kathryn.faraci@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dot
Type of Assistance: Reimbursement program at 80%
Authority: SAFETEA-LU Section(s) 113, 1122, 6003
Description
The enhancement activities must relate to the Intermodal transportation system by reason of function or impact and must be encompassed in one of the twelve federally-eligible enhancement areas.
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.
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 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.
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 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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