The City of Waterbury is a formula entitlement community and receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The City’s annual allocation is dependent upon the federal budget. In order to receive these funds, the City must prepare an Annual Action Plan and submit it to HUD. The City’s program year runs from October 1 to September 30.

HUD provides funds to local communities to be spent on priority community needs as outlined in the locally developed Consolidated Plan. The purposes of the program are creating suitable living environments, providing decent housing and creating economic opportunity. Grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities, which benefit low and moderate-income persons. A grantee may also carry out activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight or meet an urgent need in the community that poses a serious and immediate threat to its health or welfare and for which they lack the financial resources to meet it.

The City of Waterbury has completed a new Five Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024) and Updated Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). It will be submitted to HUD on or before July 31, 2020. A copy of the documents will be posted to this website at that time.

The City begins its citizen participation process in January of each year with the publication of the Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) which sets for the date of the first Public Hearing and the application process. To be placed on the City’s citizen participation list in order to receive CDBG announcements and information about dates and times of public meetings, please fill out and submit the form under Additional Links.

The City has been notified by HUD that it will receive the following supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act):

  • $1,317,293 in supplemental CDBG-CV funding and
  • $1,802,458 in supplemental Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funding.

These funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. All activities chosen for funding must be CDBG eligible and meet one of the national objectives of the program.

To receive a copy of the current application form for supplemental CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funding, which will become available on June 26, 2020, please fill out and submit the form under Additional Links

Additional Links

Contact Information

Housing & Community Planning Program Director
Diane C. Toolan
(203) 346-3810 ext 7288

Housing & Community Planning Program Manager
Tina M. Lubus
(203) 346-3810 ext 7282

Program Specialist
Nancy K. Allen
(203) 346-3810 ext 7274

235 Grand Street, Room C29
Waterbury, CT 06702