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:





Notice of Annual Action Plan for Program Year 45
(October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020)

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 45th CDBG program year on October 1, 2019 with an entitlement allocation of $562,699.  In addition, the Board of Directors plans to reprogram $61,132 from completed Program Year 41 projects, bringing the total 45th program year budget to $623,831.  The Town has developed its 2019-2020 Action Plan outlining projects to be funded during the upcoming program year. 

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 case 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 East Side Summer Camp  -  $5,697
Fund staff for a camp program to serve youth from the East Side neighborhood.

Honor Wellness Veteran’s Outreach  -  $10,000
Fund program to provide outreach, clinical services and support services to Veterans in Manchester.

PAL East Side After-School Program  -  $10,153
Fund staffing for a program offering homework assistance and activities for children.

Housing Rehab Program  -  $179,647
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  -   $120,000
Funds roof replacements and, when necessary, chimney repairs at income-eligible properties.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.202(a)(1)

TLC North St. Roof Replacement  -  $3,000
Fund replacement of a roof on North St. property that is aged and leaking.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c)

MHA Accessibility Modifications   -   $49,800
Replace bathtubs at MHA properties with accessible showers.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c)

CO Detector Program   -    $3,800
Purchase CO detectors and combo units to install in income-eligible households.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.202(b)   

West of McKee St. LED Streetlights   -   $88,500
Replace metal halide streetlights with new LED light fixtures west of McKee St.  Eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c)

The Board of Directors will accept public comment at a public hearing on the plan at its August 6, 2019 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, P.O. 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 August 6, 2019.  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

2018-2019 Annual Action Plan

2017-2018 CAPER Acceptance from HUD

2017-2018 Annual Action Plan

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015-2016 Action Plan