Brownfield Municipal Grant Program

Overview

The Brownfield Municipal Grant Program is a competitive program for municipalities and municipal entities, designed to assist with brownfield redevelopment projects in their communities that will make a significant economic impact. Only municipalities and municipal entities are eligible to apply. 

Latest Funding Rounds Announcements
  • February 16, 2021 @ 3:00 PM Deadline to submit pre-application forms
  • April 7, 2021 @ 3:00 PM Deadline to submit full-application forms
Latest Funding Round Material

Eligibility

Enabling Statutes
C.G.S. Section 32-763

Eligible Applicants
A Municipality as defined by C.G.S Section 32-760 (12); Economic Development Agency, as defined by C.G.S Section 32-760 (6); and Connecticut Brownfield Land Banks, as defined by C.G.S Section 32-760 (22).  Entities responsible for the contamination are ineligible.  All applicants must provide proof of access to the site, site control or path to site control

Funding Amounts
Grants of up to $4 million (dependent on the maximum allowable amount in each funding round as published in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)).

Funding Process
Grants under this program will be made periodically on a competitive basis, based on a NOFA published on this website. Please check this page periodically for updates and information about upcoming funding rounds.   

How To Apply

The application is a two-step process. The Pre-Application Form will assess the applicant and project eligibility to apply for the program. Once approved, an applicant will be invited to submit the Full Application form.  There are two sets of forms for each type of grant request; one for requests for both assessment and remediation and another for assessment-only funding. Please follow the links to access the forms:

PRE-APPLICATION FORMS

FULL APPLICATION FORMS

All applicants have to be approved at the pre-application stage and should be invited to submit a full application form for any project.

All applications should be sent to brownfields@ct.govIf the attachment sizes are large to be sent in an email, the drop-box/cloud information can be provided. A response email will be sent back acknowledging receipt of any form submissions to this email account. Please make sure to indicate type of grant and name of applicant in the email subject.

Criteria for Funding

Please refer to the NOFA posted for each competitive round for details on allowable funding amounts, award criteria, deadlines for submission and other information. Some of the general criteria that will be used to review the applications include:

  • Shovel-readiness and merits of project
  • The economic and community development impact of the project and the projected tax revenues associated with returning a brownfield to productive use
  • Relative economic condition of the municipality in which the brownfield is located
  • Consistency with Local and State Plan of Conservation and Development
  • Support of DECD’s and the State’s economic and other policy initiatives
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Private/Applicant leverage of funds
  • Applicant team’s experience

Eligible Uses of Funding

Costs associated with the investigation, assessment, remediation and development of a brownfield, including but not limited to:

  • Soil, groundwater and infrastructure investigation
  • Assessment
  • Remediation
  • Abatement
  • Hazardous materials or waste disposal
  • Long-term groundwater or natural attenuation
  • Other forms of institutional controls
  • Attorneys’ fees for environmental consulting
  • Planning, engineering and environmental consulting
  • Building and structural issues (including demolition, asbestos abatement, PCB removal, contaminated wood or paint removal or other infrastructure remedial activities)

Contact

Please email brownfields@ct.gov for more information.
Or, reach out to Binu Chandy, 860-500-2454 or binu.chandy@ct.gov