Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Program Description


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that provides funds annually to all entitlement jurisdictions. CDBG funds are used for community development and affordable housing activities. Each year, the City solicits applications from non-profit organizations serving low and moderate-income residents through programming that addresses priorities and goals established by the Economic & Community Development Board in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024. 

2022-23 CDBG Application period closed January 31, 2022

If you are interested in being placed on the community mailing lists, or if you have questions about the CDBG Program, or other ECD programs, please call (860) 584-6185. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated $633,730 to the City of Bristol for 2022-2023.  The CDBG Annual Action Plan for Year 48 is available for review.

Annual Action Plan Year 48

Year 48 Grant Recipients

Consolidated Annual Performance AND EVALUATION Report (CAPER) 2022

This annual report contains information about the performance of the City's Community Development Block Grant Program in 2021-2022 (Program Year 47). To comment on the report, please contact Dawn Leger, Grants Administrator, via email, or mail to Economic & Community Development, 111 North Main Street, Bristol, CT  06010.

Final Year 47 CAPER Report


The City of Bristol has been awarded $776,730 from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for CDBG-CV grant-making. All non-profit organizations serving the residents of Bristol were eligible to apply for grants to PREVENT, PREPARE FOR, AND RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS - especially to assist residents of low and moderate income. These are non-renewable 3-year grants.

CDBG-CV3+ Funds Available

The City of Bristol recently announced an additional final round of funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act to support non-profit organizations to prepare for, prevent, and respond to the Coronavirus as it impacts the low- and moderate-income population of Bristol. 

There are approximately $40,000 in unexpended CDBG-CV3 funds that the CDBG Policy Committee has voted to reallocate. Non-profit agencies must identify ongoing Covid-related expenditures in a Letter of Intent which is due by 3:00 p.m. on December 2, 2022

The Letter of Intent must include the following: Name of organization and contact information, including address, phone numbers, and email address; Description of proposed use of CARES Act funds; Budget Narrative and detail of all proposed expenses; Timetable for expenditure of CDBG-CV3+ funds; Anticipated number and demographics of beneficiaries; and Projected Outcomes/Impact of the proposed activity. Letters should be submitted via email to

Eligible applicants will be invited to submit a short application in December for funds that must be expended in 2023. 

Grant Recipients

Citizen Participation Plan 2021

Fair Housing

The City is responsible to affirmatively further fair housing choice. This is accomplished by updating the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and working to correct the impediments that are identified. The Fair Housing Officer for the City of Bristol is Stephen Bynum, Department of Community Services; he can be reached by email or at 860-314-4690 x3.