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Grans to Connecticut Municipalities, Regional Councils, and Partnering Nonprofits for Transportation Projects

Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Grant Program


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Funding Source
State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management (OPM)
Funding or PIN Number: RFA # OPM-IGP-20151209-RG-TOD
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Geographic Focus
USA: Connecticut

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/04/16 4:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants starting at $25,000 to Connecticut cities, towns, regional government councils, and nonprofits and private organizations partnering with municipalities for development projects focused on growth and transportation. Applicants can apply for construction projects that expand upon previous State transportation projects or for planning or construction projects that facilitate responsible growth.

Specifically, funds will be provided to support:

(1) Construction projects that expand on previous state investment in transit-oriented development, as defined in Section 13b-79o of the Connecticut General Statutes, and/or

(2) Planning or construction projects that demonstrate responsible growth through their consistency with the Conservation & Development Policies: The Plan for Connecticut 2013-2018.

This RFA is designed to:

(1) To generate a pool of eligible projects for consideration in this round of funding, as well as to assess the demand for potential future rounds of funding; and

(2) To identify which elements of project proposals, if any, might be eligible for other state agency-administered programs.

Planning and construction projects are eligible for funding. Priority shall be given to construction projects that leverage past state investments in planning, site preparation and/or infrastructure improvements.

Priority will be given to construction projects that leverage past state investments in planning, site preparation and/or infrastructure improvements for the purposes of (1) advancing transit-oriented development, or (2) demonstrating responsible growth.

Although preference will be given to construction projects, the eligibility criteria of this program is broad enough that CEDS planning could be considered an eligible activity. However, please note that only municipalities and COGs can apply under this grant program, so any CEDS/EDD proposal would have to be in partnership with a municipality or COG.


  • City or township governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Municipalities (i.e., cities and towns)
- Regional Councils of Governments (COGs)
- Partnerships are encouraged, and may also include nonprofit and private entities, where appropriate.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for receipt of resolutions or letters for municipalities or COGs needing additional time to complete Certified Resolutions or regional letters of support is Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 4:00pm.

There is no required local match, however applicants that identify local funding sources of 10% or greater will receive an enhanced rating in this category.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant awards under this program shall be not less than $25,000 and not more than $2,000,000.

Term of Contract
Timing of the selection of projects to be funded is anticipated to coincide with a Bond Commission meeting, either in late winter or early spring of 2016. Once the Bond Commission has allocated the funds, OPM will work with each grant recipient to finalize the terms and conditions of their grant award(s) for approval.

The applicant shall include a project schedule as part of the detailed project description. This schedule will be used as a baseline for OPM to establish a formal project deadline, on a project-by-project basis, and included in the contract agreement with the applicant.

Contact Information
Matthew Pafford
(860) 418-6412

Completed applications and attachments are encouraged to be submitted electronically to

If an applicant prefers to submit a hard copy of their application, it should be mailed to:
Matthew Pafford
Office of Policy and Management
450 Capitol Avenue MS# 54ORG
Hartford, CT 06106-1379

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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