Economic and Community Development

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Economic Development

Economic and Community Development (ECD) fosters an environment that is supportive of economic development and growth. The ECD manages a number of economic development incentive programs to encourage the retention, expansion, relocation, or creation of new businesses within the City.  Click here to learn more.


Community Development


The NAA Tax Credit Program is designed to provide funding for municipal and tax exempt organizations through business tax credit incentives.  NAA Program Webpage.

The following organizations were approved by the City of Bristol in June 2021, and have been approved by the CT Dept. of Revenue Services:  

  1. Bethel Christian Church Assemblies of God, Inc. 
  2. Bristol Boys & Girls Club 
  3. Bristol Historical Society
  4. Bristol Preschool Childcare Center 
  5. The Family Center, Inc. (dba Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center)
  6. Greater Bristol Realty Corporation 
  7. Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra
  8. Prudence Crandall Center Inc. 
  9. Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center 
  10. St. Vincent De Paul Mission
  11. United Way of West Central Connecticut
  12. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Click here to see complete details of programs and tax credit amounts available to these agencies. 

Community Development Block Grant Program

Programs and projects that utilize U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development formula funding according to a five-year Consolidated Plan and an Annual Action Plan. Click Here

The ECD has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by amending its CDBG Citizen Participation Plan to address the guidelines for safe public meetings through the use of technology such as Zoom and Webex. 

Housing Rehab Program

The Economic and Community Development Department offers a Residential Housing Rehabilitation Program for major home and energy efficiency improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income Bristol homeowners. Grants are available to reimburse up to 50% of approved costs for improvements made to owner-occupied homes.

Grants and Brownfields

Secure funding for a variety of city-wide projects. Obtains and administers grants to remediate contaminated properties known as Brownfields.


Marketing and public relations for the City of Bristol is managed by Economic and Community Development. For more information, visit the Bristol All Heart website Media Page  or you may contact Marketing & Public Relations Specialist, Dawn Nielsen at 860-584-6190 or

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