The State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development (“DECD”) is offering a competitive grant application process to fund multiple projects under the CT Communities Challenge Grant Program (the “Program”). The goal of the Program is to improve livability, vibrancy, convenience and appeal of communities throughout the state, and create approximately 3,000 new jobs. Applicants will be awarded grant funds anywhere between $1M and $10M per project for projects such as:
Municipalities, economic development agencies and regional councils of governments are eligible to be the primary applicants for the Program. DECD encourages applicants to partner with private developers, business organizations, other institutions or each other to submit an Application.
Applicants must submit an “Intent to Apply Form,” no later than December 3, 2021, and submit a full “Grant Application” no later than January 14, 2022. Both the Intent to Apply Form and the Grant Application can be found here: CT Communities Challenge Grant Forms. Grant award announcements will be made by DECD in March/April of 2022.