Economic and Community Development

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Economic Development

Economic and Community Development (ECD) fosters an environment that is supportive of economic development and growth. The ECD manages a number of economic development incentive programs to encourage the retention, expansion, relocation, or creation of new businesses within the City.  Click here to learn more.


Community Development

Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA)

The NAA Tax Credit Program is designed to provide funding for municipal and tax exempt organizations through business tax credit incentives.  NAA Program Webpage.

Below is the 2021 NAA application form - Deadline for return is 5 pm April 30, 2021. Return form to Dawn Leger, ECD, 111 North Main St., Bristol, CT  06010.  A public hearing will be held on May 6, 2021, following the regular ECD board meeting.

Community Development Block Grant Program

Programs and projects that utilize U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development formula funding according to a five-year Consolidated Plan and an Annual Action Plan. Click Here

The ECD has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by amending its CDBG Citizen Participation Plan to address the guidelines for safe public meetings through the use of technology such as Zoom and Webex. 

Housing Rehab Program

The Economic and Community Development Department offers a Residential Housing Rehabilitation Program for major home and energy efficiency improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income Bristol homeowners. Grants are available to reimburse up to 50% of approved costs for improvements made to owner-occupied homes.

Grants and Brownfields

Secure funding for a variety of city-wide projects. Obtains and administers grants to remediate contaminated properties known as Brownfields.


Marketing and public relations for the City of Bristol is managed by Economic and Community Development. For more information, visit the Bristol All Heart website Media Page  or you may contact Marketing & Public Relations Specialist, Dawn Nielsen at 860-584-6190 or

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