Community Development

275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT. 06095
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Jim Hallisey
Community Development Coordinator
Diane McDougald
Community Development Assistant

Town Council Community Development Block Grant Program Public Hearing


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Council of the Town of Windsor will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. (prevailing time) in the Council Chambers at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, Connecticut 06095 to discuss its 2017 Small Cities – Community Development Block Grant Program Application and to solicit citizen input.

Maximum award limits: $700,000 for Public Facilities; $700,000 for Public Housing Modernization of 25 units or less, or $800,000 for 26 units and over; $500,000 for Infrastructure; $400,000 for Housing Rehabilitation Program for single towns, $500,000 for two-town consortium, and $600,000 for three or more Towns; $25,000 for Planning Only Grants; $500,000 for Economic Development Activities, and $500,000 for Urgent Need.

Major activity categories are: Acquisition, Housing Rehabilitation, Public Housing Modernization, Community Facilities, Public Services, and Economic Development. Projects funded with CDBG allocations must carry out at least one of three National Objectives: benefit to low-and moderate-income persons, elimination of slums and blight, or meeting urgent community development needs. Only one (1) project application may be submitted.

The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain citizen’s views on the Town’s community development and housing needs and review and discuss specific project activities in the areas of housing, economic development or community facilities which could be part of the Town’s Application for funding. The hearing will also review and discuss the Town’s prior Small Cities projects including any currently open or underway.

The public hearing will give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known on the program and review and discussion of the Program Income Reuse Plan. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the Town of Windsor Community Development Office, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT 06095 or you may telephone James Hallisey, Community Development Coordinator at 860-285-1985. In addition, information may be obtained at the above address between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

The Town anticipates applying for the grant amount of up to $400,000 under the Housing Rehabilitation category. In addition, the Town will create a revolving loan fund with program income (principal and interest) generated from the grant for a housing rehabilitation loan program.

The Town promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income households regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, lawful source of income, or gender identity or expression.

All are encouraged to attend. The hearing is accessible to the handicapped. Any disabled persons requiring special assistance or non-English speaking persons should contact Amelia Bliss, ADA Coordinator at 860-285-1850 at least five days prior to the hearing.


The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Town of Windsor 275 Broad Street Windsor, CT 06095



On or about March 21, 2016 the Town of Windsor anticipates submitting a request to the Connecticut Department of Housing for the release of CDBG Small Cities funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake a Town-wide Housing Rehabilitation Program.


The activity proposed is categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Town of Windsor, Office of Community Development, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT, and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.



Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Office of Community Development, (860) 285-1985. All comments received by March 18, 2016 will be considered by the Town of Windsor prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.



The Town of Windsor certifies to the State of Connecticut that Peter P. Souza, Certifying Officer in his capacity as Town Manager consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. State of Connecticut approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Windsor to use Program funds.



The State of Connecticut will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Windsor's certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Windsor; (b) the Town of Windsor has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State of Connecticut; or (d)another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.


Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the State of Connecticut's Department of Housing, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106. Potential objectors should contact State of Connecticut to verify the actual last day of the objection period.






Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program

The Town of Windsor will be participating in the State of Connecticut’s 2014 Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program.  The NAA Program, administered through the state’s Department of Revenue Services, benefits eligible non-profit organizations and municipal entities, by providing a financial incentive to corporate donors.  Donors approved for participation receive a 60% tax credit against their corporate state tax liability, and up to a 100% tax credit for certain energy conservation projects as well as employment and training projects, subject to certain restrictions.  Organizations wishing to take advantage of this program are responsible for soliciting their own contributions from eligible corporations.  The town’s role in the program is limited to 1) marketing the program to eligible entities, 2) holding a public hearing to solicit public comment on all applications received, 3) having the governing body of the town act upon all applications, and 4) submitting all approved applications to the Department of Revenue Services for consideration.


Please find the enclosed information material detailing the particulars of the NAA Program. If, after reading the material, you determine that your organization would like to participate in the program please complete an application (form NAA-01) and submit it to the Office of Community Development, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT  06095.  You may also download the form from the drs website at:


Applications should be submitted directly to the Office of Community Development at the Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., May 23, 2014.


Should you have any questions please contact Jim Hallisey at 285-1985.

About Community Development

Windsor's Community Development team solicits and administers fund promoting neighborhood reinvestment. We provide grant administration, planning and implementation and staff support. Currently, four programs are underway that will be of interest to Windsor residents.