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.

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Notice of Annual Action Plan for Program Year 50

(October 1, 2024 – September 30, 2025)

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 urgent community development needs for which other funding is not available. Manchester will enter its 50th CDBG program year on October 1, 2024 with an allocation of $565,198. The Town has developed its 2024-2025 Action Plan including the following funded projects:

ADMINISTRATION $113,030 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)) The Health Collective: Dentistry for Seniors $26,000 Mobile health program to provide seniors with dentures and oral health information. Interval House: Community Programs $10,000 Fund staff who provide services and assistance to survivors of domestic violence in Manchester. Partnership to End Human Trafficking: Transitional Residential Program $25,648 Fund staff to provide housing and support services to victims of human trafficking. Senior Adult and Family Services: Hoarding Remediation Program $20,000 Fund cleanouts of homes deemed or at-risk of being uninhabitable due to hoarding conditions.

CAPITAL AND OTHER PROJECTS Public Works: 163 Spruce St. Parking Lot $132,000 Construct a new parking lot and connecting sidewalk to the East Side Neighborhood Resource Center. Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c) Housing Rehab Program $63,520 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 $175,000 Funds roof replacements and, when necessary, chimney repairs at income-eligible properties. Eligible under 24 CFR 570.202(a)(1)

The Board of Directors will accept comments on the plan at a public hearing during its July 9, 2024 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. For more information, contact the Planning Department at (860) 647-3044. Copies of the Action Plan may be viewed on the Town’s website at then search “Community Development Block Grant”. Public comments will be accepted in writing until 4:30pm on July 9, 2024. Questions and comments may be sent to Heather Guerette, Planning Department, 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 e-mail 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 9th 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 26, 2024.

Steve Stephanou, Town Manager

General Information on CDBG

Here are some resources if you would like to learn more about CDBG funding:

  • "Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in 3 minutes"

      -Courtesy of Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)



  • Presentation on CDBG and the 2023-2024 Program Year