Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – Connecticut

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that provides funds annually to all entitlement jurisdictions. CDBG funds are used for community development and affordable housing activities.

Donor Name: City of Bristol

State: Connecticut

City: Bristol

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/31/2022

Grant Duration:  12 months or less


Each year, the City solicits applications from non-profit organizations serving low and moderate-income residents through programming that addresses priorities and goals established by the Economic & Community Development Board in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024.

The CDBG program in Bristol is managed by Economic & Community Development (ECD) staff, and decisions about the award of funds are made by the CDBG Policy Committee of the ECD Board, in accordance with local policies and HUD regulations.

This application is to be used to seek funding for Public Service Projects which address the goals set in the City’s 5-year Comprehensive Plan:

  • Support access to decent, safe, and affordable housing for Bristol residents.
  • Support public service programs that advance community needs and focus on youth, the elderly, and special needs populations.
  • Support infrastructure and facility improvements, blight reduction, and community revitalization activities, especially in the Opportunity Zone and low/mod income areas of the City.
  • Support economic development initiatives that include job training, workforce development, and ESL/GED programs.


Provide a detailed timeline for the implementation of the proposed project, assuming the availability of CDBG funds in July 2022. CDBG requests must be limited to activities that can be implemented within 12 months or less.

Project Eligibility

Projects must be a CDBG-eligible activity, must be in conformance with the activities to be funded through this application process, and must meet at least one of the following CDBG national objectives:

  • Primarily benefit low- or moderate-income (under 80% of the area median income) persons or households. This is the most commonly used qualifier. Documentation of the benefit to low/moderate income level persons is required of every project funded under this objective. Limited clientele activities, i.e., those which benefit a specific sector of the community, such as youth centers, health clinics, etc., must benefit a minimum of 51% low- and moderate-income persons. Activities, that benefit all residents within a defined geographic area (area benefit), can meet the low/moderate income benefit requirement if the area contains a minimum of 50.64% low- or moderate-income residents, as calculated by HUD.
  • Aid in the elimination of slum or blight conditions. HUD has strict guidelines to define these conditions. A project rarely meets this national objective. Please contact ECD staff to determine if your project is eligible under this national objective.
  • Meet an urgent community need. Generally, this objective is only used in the case of recent serious natural disasters (e.g., earthquake, flooding, etc.) and only when no other funding sources are available.

For more information, visit City of Bristol.