Welcome to Connecticut’s Community Connectivity Program
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Notice: Community Connectivity Grant Program Update 7/27/18
The Department is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, July 25th, the State Bond Commission approved the Department of Transportation’s request to fund the Community Connectivity Grant Program. All municipalities that submitted applications for grants will be formally notified as to their status very soon.
Community Connectivity Grant Program Update 5/22/18
The State Legislative session ended on May 9, 2018, which included an adjusted state budget for FY 2019. The Department is now evaluating how and when to proceed with the many programs that had been put on hold. We will provide you with more definitive information on the Grant program as soon as we can. Please keep in mind that the Community Connectivity Grant Program is subject to approval by the Bond Commission.
Community Connectivity Grant Program Update 12/14/17
The recently passed state budget has greatly impacted CTDOT’s capital and operating budgets. Given the large reductions in funding, we are reassessing all operating and capital programs to determine what programs are critical to core functions like highway snow removal, and which programs and projects can be reduced and/or deferred.
The Community Connectivity is one of the programs being considered for deferral. As a result, we will not make project awards in the next few months. We are hopeful that some legislative action can be taken in the upcoming session to provide additional revenues to the State Transportation Fund. By June we should know what if any actions the Legislature will take to correct the funding problem, and will be able to provide you more direction on the status of your projects and the program.
Thank you for your patience and interest in the Community Connectivity Grant Program. We are hopeful that we can still advance this program that is so important to so many communities.
Community Connectivity Grant Program Update 11/3/17
The Department has completed the review of the Community Connectivity grant applications. Because this program is contingent on a state budget and allocation of funding by the State Bond Commission, we must wait to announce the results. While a state budget has recently passed, at the time of this posting, we have not fully examined how it will affect the DOT budget. We also do not know when the next Bond Commission might be scheduled. Please continue to check back on this website for any updates.
Thank you for your patience and interest in the Community Connectivity Grant Program and we look forward to helping improve conditions for walking and bicycling within our communities.
Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announces the availability of the Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP)
The Community Connectivity Program is intended to improve conditions for walking and bicycling to and within Connecticut’s community centers. Community Centers are defined as places where people from a particular municipality can meet for social, educational, employment or recreational activities. This program is one of the outputs from Governor Dannel Malloy’s Let’sGoCT! Transportation initiative which addresses short-term and long-term transportation needs across the State.
Under Let’sGoCT!, the Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP) has been developed to provide construction funding for local initiatives that will contribute to reaching the overall goal of the broader Community Connectivity Program. Projects funded through the CCGP will allow municipalities to perform smaller scale capital improvements. The Department will administer the CCGP and will solicit applications for grants from municipalities. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and will range between $75,000 and $400,000.
The application deadline for the CCGP is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
Each Municipality will be allowed to submit one application.
Guidelines for the program and an electronic application can be found by clicking on the tab above “CCGP” or here. The Guidelines provide an overview of the CCGP and all the necessary details to complete an application for grant funding. Please note that this is a competitive process.
The CCGP is the second phase of the broader Community Connectivity Program. The first phase offered Connecticut’s municipalities’ assistance to conduct Road Safety Audits (RSA’s) to examine safety issues and counter-measures to help improve safety and reduce crashes at important bike and pedestrian corridors and intersections. The RSA’s began in the spring of 2016, and a total of 80 RSA’s were completed over a period of twelve months. These reports can be accessed by clicking on the above tab “RSA Reports.” It is important to note that having a completed RSA is not a prerequisite to receive CCGP funding.
All general inquiries regarding the Community Connectivity Grant Program shall be directed to Colleen A. Kissane, Transportation Assistant Planning Director, Bureau of Policy and Planning, at (860) 594-2132, CTDOT.CCGP@ct.gov