Community Development Block Grant: Small Cities
Connecticut's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, also known as the Small Cities Program, provides funding and technical support for projects that achieve local community and economic development objectives. The Small Cities Program principally benefits low-and moderate-income persons. This program is only available to Connecticut towns and cities with populations of less than 50,000.
"The Key to Connecticut's Community Development Future"
Funding for the Connecticut CDBG program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the guidelines of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Eligible Activities must meet one of the following CDBG program National Objectives: benefiting low and moderate-income persons, eliminating slum and blight or addressing an urgent need.
The primary focus of the CDBG program is to benefit low-and moderate-income persons. The Connecticut CDBG program receives and distributes over thirteen million dollars each year. Since the state took over the administration of the CDBG program in 1982, over $325,700,000 has been invested in Connecticut communities.
Communities participate in a competitive application process annually for CDBG funds to implement their proposed community and economic development projects.
CDBG Grant Management Manual
The CDBG Grant Management Manual provides program guidance to prospective applicants and grant awardees. The manual sets forth DOH's expecations from the grantees in managing the program funded by the CDBG funds.
2018 Small Cities Application
DOH has established an annual competitive round application process for CDBG funds. Communities seeking funding to implement their proposed community, housing and economic projects should be familiar with the Application Process.
Intent to Apply - For Regular CDBG Activity
2019 CDBG Application
2019 CDBG Application Exhibits
2019 CDBG Application Exhibits Checklist
2019 CDBG Application Handbook
2019 CDBG Rating and Ranking
2019 CDBG Residential Rehab Standards
2019 CDBG Financing Plan and Budget
2019 CDBG Construction Cost Estimate Budget Forms
2019 CDBG Responsibility Matrix Forms
2019 CDBG Drawings & Specifications
CDBG Application - Public Service Addendum
CDBG Public Service Budget Form
Exhibit 6.1 - Fair Housing Action Plan and Resources / AA-5 Form (Fillable PDF)
2019 Workshop Application Q&A
2019 Application Workshop
Environmental Review Part 58 Flowsheet
Environmental Review Partner Worksheet
HUD 58 Environmental Review Overview
Levels of ER Review Table
Sample Environmental Review Forms
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Citizen Participation & Survey Methodology
Eligible Activities and National Objective
Fair Housing Section of the Application
Partnering with Capital for Change
Partnering with Eversource
Eversource Utility Process
Environmental Review Overview
HEROS Tiered Environmental Review Webinar