Manchester, Connecticut

Community Development Block Grant Program

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:


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                                 $26,000.00
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


CDBG Reports
2020 - 2021 Annual Action Plan and Five Year Consolidated Plan
(2020 - 2024)

2019 - 2020  Annual Action Plan
2018 - 2019  
Annual Action Plan
2017 - 2018   Annual Action Plan
2016 - 2017   Annual Action Plan
2015 - 2016   Annual Action Plan and Five Year Consolidated Plan (2015-2020)

HUD acceptance of year-end CAPER reports
2019-2020 HUD Letter
2018-2019 HUD Letter
2017-2018 HUD Letter