The Office of Capital Projects (OCP) manages a wide variety of economic and community development projects, maintaining a special focus on building strong town centers, revitalizing downtowns, and promoting economic development by supporting the arts, tourism and community growth.
This office is responsible for providing engineering and construction support services for development programs administered by OCP and other DECD offices. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with clients and DECD staff from the project concept phase through design and construction phases.
Access Project Support
The Office of Capital Projects assists municipal and nonprofit organizations in managing large-scale infrastructure projects, downtown planning and mixed-use projects. Here are few resources available:
- State Historic Preservation Office
Explore regulations for projects that integrate cultural resources or are of historic, architectural or archeological significance
- Help Working with Other Agencies
Access a list of resources in state, regional and federal offices across Connecticut.
- Environmental Compliance
Find resources and documents to assist in compliance with the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA).
- Professional Services Selection Process
Outlines the steps needed, from interviewing through contract execution.
- Bidding, Contracting & Construction Guidelines
Provides guidance to ensure a successful project using state funds.
Explore Funding Opportunities
For complex redevelopment and rehabilitation projects which involve various sources of financial assistance, the Office is connected to variety of funding sources, including:
- Urban Act Grant Program Application
Find funds to improve and expand state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state.
- Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP)
Find funds for economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects for localities.
- Brownfields Remediation Regulations (RSRs)
Find guidance and information on Connecticut’s Remediation Regulations.
Review Incentives/Liability Relief
Several programs have been set up to manage the agency’s environmental regulatory obligations, such as the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the State Plan of Conservation and Development compliance. These include:
- Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA)
Find scoping help on projects that may have an impact on the state state’s land, water, air or other environmental resources.
- Flood Management Program
Explore opportunities for certification, or an exemption, on all state actions within floodplains.
- Brownfield Remediation & Revitalization Program
Get details and eligibility criteria for this Brownfield project development program.
View Success Stories
See how funding, support programs and other services have already achieved success in Capital projects of all sizes and requirements.
- Storrs Center - Mansfield, CT
- Colt Gateway Redevelopment Project - Hartford, CT
- Hartford Hospital - CESI
Please contact Nelson Tereso at Nelson.G.Tereso@ct.gov or (860) 500-2322 for more information.