Intertown Capital Equipment (ICE) Purchase Incentive Program
OPM is not accepting applications for the Intertown Capital Equipment Purchase Incentive Program (ICE) at this time.
The Intertown Capital Equipment (ICE) purchase incentive program is to provide grants to municipalities to jointly acquire, by purchase or by lease, equipment and vehicles necessary to the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service.
Grant funds may be used for acquisition costs of (A) equipment with an anticipated remaining useful life of not less than five years from the date of purchase or entry into a lease, including, but not limited to, data processing equipment that has a unit price of less than one thousand dollars, that a municipality uses in the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service, and (B) a maintenance vehicle, pick-up truck, tractor, truck tractor or utility trailer, as each said term is defined in section 14-1, or any other similar type of vehicle that a municipality uses in the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service. Each grant shall be not more than eighty per cent of the total acquisition cost of such equipment or vehicle, or three hundred seventy-five thousand dollars, whichever is less.
Although CGS Section 4-66m originally authorized the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $20 million, Section 209 of Public Act 15-1 (June Special Session) reduced the authorization by $10 million and Section 240 of Public Act 16-4 (May Special Session) further reduced the authorization by another $5 million. Almost all of the remaining $5 million authorization has been allocated by the State Bond Commission over the prior four-year period (FY 2013 - $860,694; FY 2014 - $99,012; FY 2015 - $751,623; and FY 16 - $3,225,818) for OPM-administered ICE grant awards to municipalities.
For Information Contact: Patrick Sullivan, (860) 418-6406, Patrick.J.Sullivan@ct.gov