Pursuant to C.G.S. § 7-535 through 7-538 the Local Capital Improvement Program (LoCIP) distributes formula-based entitlement funds to municipalities to reimburse the cost of eligible local capital improvement projects such as road, bridge or public building construction activities. Descriptions of eligible projects and examples of allowable project costs can be found in the LoCIP Guidelines.
A municipality must request and be granted project authorization by OPM in order to be eligible for reimbursement for allowable project costs. A municipality must request LoCIP reimbursement for eligible costs associated with an OPM approved LoCIP project in order to receive funds.
All Project Authorization Requests and Requests for Reimbursement must be submitted to: LoCIP.Submit@ct.gov. Subject line must include: Town Name, LoCIP, and either "Authorization" or "Reimbursement" (or both) depending on which form(s) you are submitting
Please do not submit paper copies via regular mail. They will not be processed.
LoCIP PROGRAM BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
To provide reimbursement to cities, towns and boroughs for specific capital projects (such as road, bridge or sewer construction) as fully defined in Connecticut General Statutes Section 7-536(a)4, and to encourage development of a five year Local Capital Improvement Plan by the towns. (Such a Plan gives a general description, need for, estimated cost of and proposed funding source for each individual capital improvement in the first year of the Plan.)
Eligibility: Any town, city, borough, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough.
During February - OPM calculates town entitlements.
By March 1 - OPM notifies municipalities of new entitlement amounts, and provides revised LoCIP Guidelines and forms to towns.
Statutory References: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS): Sections 7-535 to 7- 538
Regulatory References: Not applicable.
Funding Source(s): State: Bond Funds (100%).
Account Number: 12050 - 40254 - 13046 - 55050.
Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: Not applicable.
General Statement of Process: Annually calculates an Annual Entitlement amount based upon the formula contained in CGS: Section 7- 536(c) for each eligible applicant. Provides municipalities with requisite guidance and forms. Approves projects and approves reimbursements. Prepares and certifies Payment Lists for the Comptroller.