We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Latest Funding Round


Round 12 Brownfield Funding

(Announcement Date - 9/26/2018)

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is now accepting applications for a new round of competitive grant funding that will be awarded to help remediate and redevelop brownfield sites throughout the state. A total of up to $4 million is available for this round of funding (assessment and remediation projects), and up to $1 million of that will be reserved for assessment projects.


The funding will be made available under the Connecticut Brownfield Remediation Program. Eligible applicants for grant funding include municipalities, economic development agencies, and Connecticut Brownfield Land Banks. Grant applicants can request funding of up to $1 million for remediation projects and up to $200,000 for assessment projects. Each applicant may submit one (1) application for remediation funding and one (1) application for assessment funding.


Awards may be used for a range of brownfield assessment, remediation and redevelopment activities, including abatement, demolition, site investigation and assessment, groundwater monitoring, installation of institutional controls, and professional service fees associated with redevelopment including attorney’s fees, and planning, design and consulting fees. The rating and ranking sheets for this funding round, which provides further details on application criteria, as well as the program application, are posted below.


Applications must be submitted via email to brownfields@ct.gov no later than 3 p.m. on October 31, 2018.


 Important Dates  Description
 October 10, 2018  Due date for any questions regarding the NOFA
 October 17, 2018  Posting of answers on the OBRD website
 October 31, 2018  Applications Due at 3:00 PM

December, 2018
(1st Week)

 Week of interviews (tentative)
December, 2018  Award Results (tentative)