Regional Performance Incentive Program
The Regional Performance Incentive Program was established in 2007 to encourage municipalities to participate in voluntary intermunicipal or regional shared services projects that have the potential to produce measurable “economies of scale”, provide desired or required public services, and lower the costs and tax burdens associated with the provision of such services.
The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is accepting applications for the 2022 Regional Performance Incentive Program (RPIP). Eligible applicants (i.e., Regional Councils of Governments and Regional Education Service Centers) may submit their proposals to OPM by completing the official RPIP application form, which reflects the new requirements of Public Act 21-2, Section 177 (June Special Session).
Funding for RPIP is provided under CGS Section 4-66k using a portion of hotel and car rental taxes, and the total funding available for 2022 RPIP grant awards is approximately $5 million.
There is no deadline for application submittals. However, OPM intends to conduct periodic reviews of applications received on or about August 1, 2022, October 1, 2022, and December 1, 2022, and subsequently announce grant awards on a rolling basis until 2022 funds are committed.
Each proposal may be for up to three years in duration, but applicants must specify the source(s) of the required 25% match commitment in the first year. Finally, the proposal must describe how the applicant intends to progress toward self-funding by no later than the start of the fourth year.
OPM expects future grant rounds to follow a similar timeline and process but will issue future guidance on a streamlined process for resubmitting applications that were unfunded in the prior round.
Regional Performance Incentive Program Annual Reports
For more information on RPIP, please contact:
Dan Morley, Assistant Division Director