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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
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.
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.
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
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.
Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Training for Regional Planning Organizations
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: To provid training in the use of Geospatial Information Systems for staff of Regional Plannig Organizations
Contact: Daniel Morley
Phone: (860) 418-6395
Email: daniel.morley@ct.gov
Website: 
Type of Assistance: Training
Authority: 
Description
Training is provided though funding provided by OPM and is avaibale to staff of the regional Planning Organization. The course are tailored to the needs idenitified by the RPO's
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regional Planning Grant-In-Aid
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: To provide general financial support to 15 Regional Planning Organizations in the performance of their statutory responsibilities and associated elective work activities.
Contact: Richard Van Ausdall
Phone: (860) 418-6432
Email: richard.van_ausdall@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&q=383160&opmNav_GID1807
Type of Assistance: Grant
Authority: CGS Sec 4-124c through 4-124q and 8-31 through 8-37b.
Description
Each Regional Planning Agency, each Regional Council of Governments and each Regional Council of Elected Officials in a region without a regional planning agency, is entitled to a grant-in-aid to support its various planning activities.
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.
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.
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.
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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