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.
Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Mansfield Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Program provides 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 . 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.
Share Your Knowledge and Ideas
- What needs are you aware of that aren't being met in the community?
- Do you have an idea for a particular project or service that might be a good fit for this program?
- Do you have suggestions on how we can improve our current programs?
Please share your thoughts with us by emailing Jillene Woodmansee, our Small Cities Grant Coordinator.
Upcoming Public Hearings
We periodically hold public hearings to get feedback on community development needs, proposed grant applications, and ongoing grant-funded activities. You can participate in these hearings by submitting written comments in advance of the hearing or offering verbal comments during the hearing. These hearings are an important opportunity for you to show your support for specific activities as well as share your concerns.
Public hearings will be advertised on the legal notices page as well as on this page.
The Town has adopted the following resolutions, plans and policies in accordance with the requirements of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program.
- Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines (2020)
- Housing Rehabilitation Program COVID-19 Procedures (2020)
- COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Assistance Program Guidelines (2021)
- COMING SOON: COVID-19 Food Security/Nutrition Assistance Program Guidelines (2021)
- Citizen Participation Plan (July 2020)
- Four-Factor Analysis for Limited English Proficiency Persons (May 2020)
- Fair Housing Action Plan (May 2020)
- Fair Housing Policy Statement (April 2020)
- Fair Housing Resolution (April 2020)
Civil Rights, ADA and Drug Free Workforce
- Affirmative Action Policy (May 2020)
- Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (May 2020)
- Resolution Prohibiting Excessive Use of Force (May 2020)
- ADA Grievance Procedures, Notice, and Section 504 Self Evaluation Questionnaire (May 2020)
- Drug Free Workforce Policy (May 2020)
Anti-Displacement and Relocation
- Relocation Policy (May 2020)
- Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan (May 2020)
- Section 3 Plan (May 2020)
There are no proposed Small Cities CDBG grant applications at this time.
Small Cities Community Development Block Grant-COVID (SC-CDBG-CV) Tranche 1 Funding Application
$500,000 Grant Application for COVID-19 Resident Assistance Program Submitted August 2020 - Awarded December 2020
Note: While the Town's application included a proposal for rental assistance, the Department of Housing requested that we remove that activity from our program due to the increase in state funding allocated to rental assistance.
- Letter of Application
- Statement of Need and Project Description
- Environmental Review Record
- Town Council Resolution Authorizing Submission of Application
- Public Hearing Presentation
- Public Hearing Notices
2020 Annual Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Application
$900,000 Grant Application for Fire Protection Equipment Submitted May 2020
To view a comprehensive set of application materials, please contact Jillene Woodmansee, Program Coordinator.