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:

2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant Program Year (CD029)
The application period for the 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year has begun.  Applications submitted before the deadline (Friday, April 12th at 4:30pm) will be considered for the upcoming funding period that begins October 1, 2019. 

Begin by clicking on the first link below for the Memo to Interested Parties, which provides a general overview of the application process.  This link also includes additional information on Manchester’s community development priorities, project eligibility criteria, and the planning timeline for the upcoming program year.  Please make sure to review this information prior to submitting an application.  Next, click on the link for the CD029 application in fillable format. 

Memo to Interested Parties and supporting documents
CD029 application - fillable form
If you have any questions or would like to request a hard copy application, please contact the Planning Department at 860-647-3044.




Notice of Annual Action Plan for Program Year 44

(October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019)

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, or (ii) aid in the prevention and elimination of slum or blight; or (iii) meet other community development needs of a particular urgency and for which other funding sources are not available.

Manchester will enter its 44th CDBG program year on October 1, 2018 with an entitlement allocation of $565,271.  In addition, the Board of Directors plans to reprogram $72,000 from a cancelled pool accessibility project, bringing the total 44th program year budget to $637,271.  The Town has developed its 2018-2019 Action Plan outlining projects to be funded during the upcoming program year. 

ADMINISTRATION                                                                                                           $107,430

Oversight, management and coordination of the CDBG program.  Eligible activity under 24 CFR 570.206

PUBLIC SERVICES (All eligible activities under 24 CFR 570.201(e))

BrightStart Family Workshops                                                                                                 $7,000

Workshops to equip parents/caregivers with tools to nurture long-term success of children.

MACC Community Outreach                                                                                                 $23,920

Fund a mental health worker to assist with community outreach.   

Interval House East                                                                                                               $10,000

Fund staff who provide services and assistance to victims of domestic violence in Manchester.

PAL Academic Success Club                                                                                                    $3,748

Fund a coordinator for PAL’s after-school Academic Success & Mentoring Program.

PAL East Side After-School Program                                                                                      $7,258

Fund staff and services for program offering homework assistance and activities for children.


Housing Rehab Program                                                                                                     $135,000

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                                                                                  $90,000

Funds roof replacements and, when necessary, chimney repairs at income-eligible properties.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.202(a)(1)

Cheney Rail Trail Extension                                                                                                $144,257

Construction of an approximately 1,500 linear foot extension to the existing Cheney Rail Trail.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c)

East Side Community Kiosk                                                                                                     $3,963

Purchase a kiosk to display neighborhood event info in three languages.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c)

East Side LED Streetlights                                                                                                     $89,695

Replace existing lights with new LED streetlights in East Side neighborhood.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c)   

MELC Classroom Improvements                                                                                           $15,000

Funding for renovations to preschool classrooms.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c)

The Board of Directors will accept public comment at a public hearing on the plan at its July 10, 2018 meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room. 

A copy of the plan is available for review at the Planning Department on the 2nd floor of the Lincoln Center, at the Citizen Service Center on the 1st floor of Town Hall, at the Mary Cheney and Whiton Branch libraries, and on the Town’s website:  

Additional information is available through the Planning Department, PO Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191, by calling (860) 647-3106 (TDD/TDY users call Relay Connecticut 1-800-842-9710 or 7-1-1) or via e-mail to Heather Guerette at  Comments on the plan will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on July 9, 2018.  Si necesita un interprete, llame al departamento de planificacion al (860) 647-3106 por lo menos tres dias de negocios antes de una audiencia publica.


Scott Shanley, General Manager

2017-2018 CAPER Acceptance from HUD

2017-2018 Annual Action Plan
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015-2016 Action Plan