Community Development Program

The Town's Community Development Program is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development and Connecticut Department Of Housing through the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The primary goal of this program is the development of viable communities through the provision of decent housing and suitable living environments, and expansion of economic opportunities principally for persons of low to moderate income.

Funds are awarded through a competitive grant application process to communities across the state to assist them with community development activities that meet one of three national objectives:

  • Provide benefits to low- and moderate-income persons
  • Aid in the prevention of slums or blight
  • Provide funding for projects that have a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community

Eligible activities include: public housing modernization, housing rehabilitation programs, infrastructure projects (such as streets and sidewalks), public service projects, and public facilities.

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  3. Plans and Policies
  4. Grant Applications

Housing Rehabilitation Program

The Mansfield Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Program provides 0% interest loans to income-eligible homeowners to finance home repairs and energy efficiency improvements. Like a regular mortgage, the Town places a lien on your property for the amount of the loan; however, there are no monthly payments required. When you sell or refinance your home, the loan is repaid and the funds are then used to assist another family with repairs.

COVID-19 Resident Assistance Programs

Mansfield received a $500,000 grant in December 2020 to assist residents that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities include emergency childcare assistance and food security/nutrition. 

Fire Protection Equipment

Mansfield received a $735,927.84 grant in December 2020 to assist in purchasing a hybrid aerial/pumper fire truck for Station 207 in the Four Corners area. More information will be made available once the grant agreement is formally signed and we begin the process of developing specifications and start the procurement process.