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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. 

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Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Municipalities and economic development agencies

Funding Amounts
Grants of up to $4 million

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

How To Apply

To make a complete application for a Municipal Brownfield Grant, applicants should expect to provide project information to DECD including but not limited to:

  • A description of the proposed project, including potential redevelopment uses, where applicable
  • An explanation of the expected benefits of the project
  • Information concerning the financial and technical capacity of the applicant(s) to execute the proposed project
  • A project budget (including additional non-State sources of funds that will be contributed to the project)
  • A description of the environmental condition of the brownfield

Criteria for Funding

  • The economic development impact of the project and the projected tax revenues associated with returning a brownfield to productive use
  • The public health and environmental benefits of the project
  • Consistency with Connecticut’s State Plan of Conservation and Development (particularly consistency with principles of Transit-Oriented Development)
  • Relative need of the project for financial assistance (the “But For” rationale, whereby applicants demonstrate that, but for the State financial assistance, the project would not proceed)
  • Relative economic condition of the municipality in which the brownfield is located
  • Estimated costs of assessing and remediating the brownfield
  • Length of time the brownfield has been abandoned or underutilized

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
  • 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.