Community Development Block Grant: Small Cities
"The Key to Connecticut's Community Development Future"
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.
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 expectations from the grantees in managing the program funded by the CDBG funds.
CDBG Small Cities Grant Management Manual
CDBG Important Information
DOH Small Cities Bulletins
Small Cities Fact Sheet
2017 Action Plan
CDBG Past Presentations
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CDBG Small Cities COVID-19 Funding Presentation Session
COVID-19 Eligible Activities Round Table Discussion for Tranche 1 Activities Only- July 7, 2020
COVID-19 Round Table Discussion on Eligible Activities -July 8, 2020
2020 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.
2021 CDBG Application
2021 CDBG Application Exhibits
2021 CDBG Application Exhibits Checklist
2021 CDBG Application Handbook
2021 CDBG Rating and Ranking (pdf) (excel)
2021 CDBG Residential Rehab Standards
DOH Survey Methodology
HUD Rent and Income Limits
Pre-Project Checklist for Lead Abatement
Pre-Project Checklist for Lead Safe Practices
Model Lead Abatement Plan
Model Lead Hazard Remediation Plan
Model Lead Management Plan
Fair Housing Training PowerPoints
Crumbling Foundations Information
Small Cities Fact Sheet (Crumbling Foundations Testing Program)
Environmental Review Resources
These webinars are intended for an audience with no knowledge or a limited understanding of how to perform environmental reviews in the context of HUD-assisted projects.
HEROS Tiered Environmental Review Webinar