Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is working to use transit centers to enhance economic development, job-accessible housing, retail amenities and quality of life in many of Connecticut’s walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. Responsible Growth is a strategy to accommodate this future development in a way that reinforces existing communities, uses resources efficiently and protects the environment.
The Department of Economic and Community Development, along with other agencies, helps administer various projects funded under the Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development (RGTOD) Grant Program, which is designed to facilitate development that enhances rather than compromises the state’s long-term prosperity and environmental quality.
Access Project Support
Pre- and post-funding assistance is available for projects across a wide range of Transit Development initiatives, including:
- Help Working with Other Agencies
Access a list of resources in state, regional and federal offices across Connecticut.
- Strategic Planning Assistance
Find support and services to assist with community development projects and planning.
- Construction/Project Management
Find bidding, contracting, and construction guidelines for professional services and project planning.
- Environmental Compliance
Find resources and documents to assist in compliance with the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA).
- Permit Ombudsman
Find assistance, financing applications and permit information for projects within the Office of Community Development.
Explore Funding Opportunities
Funding for Transit Oriented Development and Responsible Growth projects can be achieved through a variety of programs, including:
- The Responsible Growth & Transit-Oriented Development Grant Program
Find information on requirements, application and uses, as well as past award grantees.
- Transit-Oriented Development Fund
Learn more about competitive grant programs that provide funding for municipalities and regional councils of government.
- Urban Act Grants
Learn about these grants open to economically distressed municipalities, public investment communities and urban centers.
- Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP)
Learn about STEAP fund usage, eligibility, find an application and view success stories.
- Brownfields Redevelopment
Information on funding and links to resources from the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD).
Review Incentives/Liability Relief
Brownfield remediation and incentives for revitalization are key to many Transit-Oriented Development & Responsible Growth projects. Here are few of the services available to help:
- Municipal Brownfield Liability Relief Program
Offers relief from brownfield liability for eligible municipalities, economic development agencies and municipal economic development corporations.
- Brownfield Remediation & Revitalization Program
Get details and eligibility criteria for this Brownfield project development program.
- Brownfield Tax Increment Financing
Learn more about this program offering financing to fund Brownfield redevelopment projects through future property taxes.
- Enterprise Zones
Find incentives for eligible business to relocate and/or expand projects within a designated district.
- Liability Relief Programs
Access relief programs for abandoned Brownfield cleanup, remediation and revitalization.
- Remediation Options
Find options and resources related to the remediation of polluted properties.
The Office of Community Development has case studies showing a variety of success stories. See how funding, support programs and other services have already achieved success in Transit-Oriented and other community development projects of all sizes and requirements.
For information, please contact Matthew Pafford at (860) 418-6412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.