Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Program Description


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that provides funds annually to all entitlement jurisdictions. CDBG funds are used for community development and affordable housing activities. Each year, the City solicits applications from non-profit organizations serving low and moderate-income residents through programming that addresses priorities and goals established by the Economic & Community Development Board in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024. 


There are two separate applications: one for Public Service proposals, and the other for Public Facilities (Capital Improvement) grants. Please read the requirements for each and make sure that the correct application is being used. To submit an application, be sure to copy the PDF and SAVE IT on your computer before completing the fillable form. One signed original and one electronic copy are required for submission of an application. The 2021 submission deadline is Jan. 29 at 5:00 p.m.


All public hearings and meetings regarding the 2020-2021 CDBG Program will be announced in local newspapers, on the City of Bristol website, and posted on the informational bulletin board by the Town Clerk’s Office in City Hall. 


If you are interested in being placed on the community mailing lists, or if you have questions about the applications, the CDBG Program, or other ECD programs, please call (860) 584-6185. 

Application for Public Services

Application for Public Facilities (Capital Improvements)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated $669,641 to the City of Bristol for 2020-2021.  The CDBG Annual Action Plan for Year 46 includes funding for the following:

Bristol CDBG Fund Allocation 2020


The City of Bristol has been awarded $776,730 from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for CDBG-CV grant-making. All non-profit organizations serving the residents of Bristol were eligible to apply for grants to PREVENT, PREPARE FOR, AND RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS - especially to assist residents of low and moderate income. These are non-renewable 3-year grants.

Grant Recipients

Citizen Participation Plan 2020

Fair Housing

The City is responsible to affirmatively further fair housing choice. This is accomplished by updating the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and working to correct the impediments that are identified. The Fair Housing Officer for the City of Bristol is Stephen Bynum, Department of Community Services; he can be reached by email or at 860-314-4690 x3.