Affordable Housing Fund

The Affordable Housing Fund, established with a Capital Magnet Fund FY 2020 award and matching funds from CHFA, is available to eligible affordable multifamily rental housing developments statewide that have a funding need of $1 million or less and that meet eligibility criteria.


Brownfield Planning Grants

To help applicants develop a comprehensive implementation plan for the remediation and redevelopment of neighborhoods, districts, corridors, downtowns, waterfront zones or other areas burdened with multiple brownfields


Community Investment Fund (CIF) 2030

The Community Investment Fund 2030 (CIF) fosters economic development in historically underserved communities across the state. CIF will provide a total of up to $875 million to eligible municipalities as well as not-for-profit organizations and community development corporations that operate within them.


HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Federal block grant program administered by the state and designed to create affordable housing for low and moderate-income households. Purposes include: provide quality, affordable housing for Connecticut residents; strengthen communities; expand the capacity of non-profit housing development organizations; and leverage private sector participation. Eligible uses include rehabilitation, new construction, demolition, American Dream Down Payment Initiative, homeownership, rental housing, relocation, pre-development loans, operating expenses (CHDOs only, see HOME – CHDO Funding program), and homebuyer education.


Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP)

The Small Town Economic Assistance Program (CGS Section 4-66g) funds economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects for localities that are ineligible to receive Urban Action bonds. This program is managed by the Office of Policy and Management, and the grants are administered by various state agencies.


Urban Act Funding

The Urban Act grant program is open to all municipalities designated as economically distressed, public investment communities or urban centers. Funds are provided to improve and expand state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state.