Community Development Block Grant

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Manchester Community Development Program Manager Heather Guerette, 860-647-3106.

The Town has adopted the following community development goal to determine how CDBG funds will be allocated:

To preserve, improve and revitalize our older neighborhoods, where housing and other needs are greatest and broadest, so they will continue to be livable and attractive neighborhoods.

Program Documents and Information:





Notice of Annual Action Plan for Program Year 48

(October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023)

Each year, Manchester receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds can support a broad range of community projects and activities, provided they: (i) benefit low and moderate-income persons, (ii) aid in the prevention and elimination of slum or blight; or (iii) meet other community development needs of a particular urgency and for which other funding sources are not available.

Manchester will enter its 48th CDBG program year on October 1, 2022 with an allocation of $523,502. In addition, $24,789 will be reprogrammed from completed Program Year 42 activities to support projects in the upcoming program year. The Town has developed its 2022-2023 Action Plan including the following funded projects:

ADMINISTRATION                                                                                                            $104,100

Oversight, management and coordination of the CDBG program. Eligible activity under 24 CFR 570.206

PUBLIC SERVICES (All activities eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(e))

Career Pathways to Employment                                                                                              $27,514

Career training in manufacturing for lower-income residents and job placement with area companies.

Interval House East                                                                                                                 $10,000

Fund staff who provide services and assistance to victims of domestic violence in Manchester.


Hilliard St. Sidewalk Installation                                                                                             $83,677

Install new sidewalk on Hilliard St. between Adams St. and Duval St. Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c)

Housing Rehab Program                                                                                                        $200,000

Address lead-based paint and property maintenance code deficiencies in homes. Also funds emergency replacements of non-functioning boilers, furnaces, etc. Eligible under 24 CFR 570.202(a)(1)

Rebuilding Together Roofing Program                                                                                   $115,000

Funds roof replacements and, when necessary, chimney repairs at income-eligible properties. Eligible under 24 CFR 570.202(a)(1)

Smoke and CO Detector Program                                                                                              $8,000

Purchase smoke and CO alarms to install in income-eligible households. Eligible under 24 CFR 570.202(b)

The Board of Directors will accept comments on the plan at a public hearing during its July 19, 2022 meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room and online. Please check for updates and for information about remote access to the meeting.

Copies of the Action Plan may be viewed on the Town’s website at Public comments will be accepted in writing until 4:30pm on July 19, 2022. Questions and comments may be sent to Heather Guerette, Community Development Program Manager, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191 or by calling (860) 647-3106 (TDD/TDY users call Relay Connecticut 1-800-842-9710 or 7-1-1) or via e-mail to Si necesita un interprete, llame al departamento de planificacion al (860) 647-3044 por lo menos tres dias de negocios antes de una audiencia publica.

The plan will be voted on by the Board of Directors at its July 19th meeting. If there are no substantive changes, this notice will serve as the Final Action Plan. The Town intends to submit the Action Plan, along with any public comments received, to HUD on or about July 27, 2022.


Steve Stephanou, General Manager




The Town of Manchester is preparing a Substantial Amendment to the 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan due to receipt of funding under the CARES Act. Manchester’s CDBG-CV allocation under the CARES Act is $812,580.

CDBG-CV funds must be utilized on activities that prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.
The funding recommendations for the Substantial Amendment are as follows:

Park Improvements $126,396.00

Public Services $660.184.00

Planning and Administration $126.396.00


CDBG-CV - $812,580.00

Residents are welcome to share their opinion during the Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be conducted remotely and those who wish to speak must complete a Request to Speak form (here: by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Please check the Board of Directors website 24 hours prior to the meeting for more information and for the link to attend remotely. For more information, contact the Planning Department at (860) 647-3044.
Copies of the Substantial Amendment may be viewed on the Town’s website at Public comments will be accepted in writing until 4:30pm on June 4, 2021 and may be addressed to Heather Guerette, Community Development Program Manager, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191 or

To view the full text of the draft Substantial Amendment, click here(PDF, 449KB)

CDBG Reports

HUD acceptance of year-end CAPER reports