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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Pilot Rural & Suburban Technical Assistance Program
Agency: Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Purpose: Technical assistance for community-based affordable housing development efforts.
Contact: Lesley Higgins-Biddle
Phone: (860) 525-4821
Email: info@chfa.org
Website: http://www.chfa.org
Type of Assistance: Technical assistance
Authority: Sec. 4-66aa
Description
To respond effectively to local community-based housing development efforts to develop affordable housing options in suburban & rural areas. TA includes organizational development, achievement of local support & delivery system for development projects.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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