Community Development

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CITY OF NORWICH
Community Development Block Grant (2021-2022)

The City of Norwich Office of Community Development is accepting Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for Program Year 47 (9/1/21 –8/31/2022).  Preliminary estimates of funding have not yet been provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The anticipated amount will be approximately $860,989. Funding is available for activities that are in-line with the National Objectives of CDBG and assist in achieving the overall goals set forth in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan (program guidelines) as categorized below:
“Provide Decent Affordable Housing”

  • Programs that increase home ownership opportunities as well as promote code improvement and energy efficient housing

“Create a Suitable Living Environment”

  • Activities addressing quality of life issues that improve infrastructure, encourage collaboration and foster a sense of community on a city-wide scale

“Expand Economic Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents”

  • Proposals that provide a measurable increase in job creation through business retention/expansion/creation 
  • Proposals that will create an improved skill set and result in direct employment or business creation 

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (YOU MUST CALL THE OFFICE 860-823-3770 TO DROP OFF APPLICATION DUE TO COVID) at the Community Development Office, 23 Union St., Norwich, CT.  Applicants are to submit 1 (one) original and 10 (ten) copies of the application and financials AND one (1) electronic version of their application.  Copies must be double sided and be on pre-punched, 3-hole paper.  Please note that there are 2 different applications. The “Public Service” version should be used for programs benefiting low to moderate-income clientele. The “Non-Public Service” version should be used for public facilities improvements, economic development, rehabilitation and preservation activities whose service population is low to moderate-income clientele. 
Applications and program guidelines are available at the Office of Community Development, 23 Union St., Norwich, CT or at the Community Development’s department page online at: http://www.norwichct.org (under “government” and “departments”).
We reserve the right to refuse applications that are incomplete and/or do not include necessary documentation.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Mission

The department contributes to the overall economic and community development of the City of Norwich through administering and creating programs that, among other activities, benefit low and moderate-income residents.

The Department of Community Development contributes to Norwich development by investing in infrastructure and revitalization projects. The department simultaneously assists individual residents by administering programs that foster financial stability.  The department seeks to make investments based on the Five-Year Consolidated Plan as categorized below:

Provide Decent Affordable Housing


  • Programs that increase homeownership opportunities as well as promote code improvement and energy efficient housing

Create a Suitable Living Environment


  • Activities addressing quality of life issues that encourage collaboration and foster a sense of community on a city-wide scale

Expand Economic Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents


  • Proposals that provide a measurable increase in job creation through business retention/expansion/creation
  • Proposals that will create an improved skill set and result in direct employment or business creation