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.

Certified Local Government (CLG) Grants


Two grant programs are available to help municipalities support their historic preservation efforts: the federal Historic Preservation Enhancement Grant (HPEG) and the State-funded Supplemental CLG grant

The Historic Preservation Enhancement Grants (HPEG):
Through this program, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) administers federal funds to help municipal historic district commissions enhance their administrative capabilities, strengthen local preservation programs, and produce public education materials and activities. 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The Supplemental Certified Local Government Grants (SCLG):
SHPO provides these state-funded grants to municipalities to support a wide range of historic preservation planning activities. SHPO accepts applications on a rolling basis as long as funds are available. 


Before you can apply for either grant, your municipality must be approved as a Certified Local Government (CLG) by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Contact the CLG Coordinator, Mary Dunne at  mary.dunne@ct.gov or 860-500-2356 for details.

How to Apply