ctbrownfields: Brownfield Municipal Grant Program

Municipal Grant Program Summary (CGS Sec. 32-763)

Eligible Applicants: Municipalities and economic development agencies

Funding Amounts: Grants of up to $4 million

Funding Process: Grants under this program are made periodically on a competitive basis, based on a request for applications published on this website. Please check this page periodically for updates and information about upcoming funding rounds.

Application Components:

·         To make a complete application for a Municipal Brownfield Grant, applicants should expect to provide project information to DECD including but not limited to:

o   A description of the proposed project, including potential redevelopment uses, where applicable

o   An explanation of the expected benefits of the project

o   Information concerning the financial and technical capacity of the applicant(s) to execute the proposed project

o   A project budget (including additional non-State sources of funds that will be contributed to the project)

o   A description of the environmental condition of the brownfield

Criteria for Fund Awards:

·         The economic development impact of the project and the projected tax revenues associated with returning a brownfield to productive use

·         The public health and environmental benefits of the project

·         Consistency with Connecticut’s State Plan of Conservation and Development (particularly consistency with principles of Transit-Oriented Development)

·         Relative need of the project for financial assistance (the “But For” rationale, whereby applicants demonstrate that but for the State financial assistance the project would not proceed)

·         Relative economic condition of the municipality in which the brownfield is located

·         Estimated costs of assessing and remediating the brownfield

·         Length of time the brownfield has been abandoned or underutilized

Eligible Uses of Funding:

·         Costs associated with the investigation, assessment, remediation and development of a brownfield, including but not limited to:

o   Soil, groundwater and infrastructure investigation

o   Assessment

o   Remediation

o   Abatement

o   Hazardous materials or waste disposal

o   Long-term groundwater or natural attenuation

o   Other forms of institutional controls

o   Attorney's fees

o   Planning, engineering and environmental consulting

o   Building and structural issues (including demolition, asbestos abatement, PCB removal, contaminated wood or paint removal or other infrastructure remedial activities)

Additional Information:

Please email OBRD for more information or to speak to a staff member.

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