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Environmental Justice Communities

The applicable facilities must be located in a municipality on the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) list of distressed municipalities (also listed here below) or in a defined census block (also listed below) to be considered under section 22a-20a of the General Statutes and the Environmental Justice Policy.

 

DECD List of Distressed Municipalities

2020 Distressed Municipalities 2020 Distressed Municipalities
Ranked by Score In town alphabetical order
Ansonia 1417 1 Ansonia 1417 1
Waterbury 1378 2 Bridgeport 1304 7
New London 1366 3 Bristol 1292 8
New Britain 1359 4 Chaplin 1150 25
Derby 1347 5 Derby 1347 5
Hartford 1309 6 East Hartford 1228 13
Bridgeport 1304 7 East Haven 1202 17
Bristol 1292 8 Griswold 1212 15
Windham 1283 9 Hartford 1309 6
Torrington 1281 10 Meriden 1180 19
Sprague 1275 11 Montville 1216 14
Norwich 1238 12 New Britain 1359 4
East Hartford 1228 13 New Haven 1180 20
Montville 1216 14 New London 1366 3
Griswold 1212 15 Norwich 1238 12
Voluntown 1203 16 Preston 1159 22
East Haven 1202 17 Putnam 1165 21
Winchester 1184 18 Sprague 1275 11
Meriden 1180 19 Stratford 1151 24
New Haven 1180 20 Torrington 1281 10
Putnam 1165 21 Voluntown 1203 16
Preston 1159 22 Waterbury 1378 2
West Haven 1153 23 West Haven 1153 23
Stratford 1151 24 Winchester 1184 18
Chaplin 1150 25 Windham 1283 9
Source: Census, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates. DOL, DOE
Prepared by DECD Research
9/9/2020

 

Defined Census Blocks within Other Affected Towns - Currently Available Maps

(These municipalities are not distressed, but have census block groups with 30% of their population living below 200% of the federal poverty level.)
 
For further information, please contact Edith Pestana of the Environmental Justice Program at edith.pestana@ct.gov or by phone at 860-424-3044.
 

Content Last Updated September 2020