Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Program Description


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that provides funds annually to all entitlement jurisdictions. CDBG funds are used for community development and affordable housing activities. Each year, the City solicits applications from non-profit organizations serving low and moderate-income residents through programming that addresses priorities and goals established by the Economic & Community Development Board in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024. 

2023-23 CDBG Applications Available

Applications are now available for Year 48 of the CDBG Public Service and Public Facility (capital improvement) Programs.

Public Service Programs

Public Facility (capital projects)

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Please read the instructions carefully before completing the application.  Some questions are new or have changed, so be sure to review the instructions and read the entire application before completing it.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.  Be sure to answer all questions and include all necessary attachments with your submission!

DEADLINE:  Applications are due on Monday, January 31 at 3:00 p.m. to the ECD Office at Bristol City Hall, 111 North Main Street (second floor).  One original (paper) application must be submitted in person, and one scanned copy (PDF) emailed to

There will be an informational session on Monday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers (or via Zoom) to review the application process and answer questions. Please plan to join this meeting as you prepare your application for CDBG funds.

For more information, contact Dr. Dawn Leger at 860-584-6191 or To discuss your capital project, contact Mr. David Sgro, CDBG Housing Rehabilitation & Project Specialist, at 860-584-6189. Sign-off by Mr. Sgro on all Public Facility applications is required before proposals will be reviewed by the Policy Committee.

If you are interested in being placed on the community mailing lists, or if you have questions about the applications, the CDBG Program, or other ECD programs, please call (860) 584-6185. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated $663,594 to the City of Bristol for 2021-2022.  The CDBG Annual Action Plan for Year 47 includes funding for the following:

Bristol CDBG Fund Allocation 2021

Consolidated Annual Performance AND EVALUATION Report (CAPER) 2021

This annual report contains information about the performance of the City's Community Development Block Grant Program in 2020-2021 (Program Year 46).  To comment on the report, please contact Dawn Leger, Grants Administrator, via email, or mail to Economic & Community Development, 111 North Main Street, Bristol, CT  06010.

Final Year 46 CAPER Report


The City of Bristol has been awarded $776,730 from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for CDBG-CV grant-making. All non-profit organizations serving the residents of Bristol were eligible to apply for grants to PREVENT, PREPARE FOR, AND RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS - especially to assist residents of low and moderate income. These are non-renewable 3-year grants.

Grant Recipients

Citizen Participation Plan 2020

Fair Housing

The City is responsible to affirmatively further fair housing choice. This is accomplished by updating the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and working to correct the impediments that are identified. The Fair Housing Officer for the City of Bristol is Stephen Bynum, Department of Community Services; he can be reached by email or at 860-314-4690 x3.