In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development has notified the Town of Stratford that it will receive an additional allocation of $308,526 in CDBG-CV funding to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is the third and final allocation authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.

The Town of Stratford is currently accepting applications from interested nonprofit organizations and municipal government agencies for CDBG-CV(3) funding. Applications may be completed and submitted by using the “Apply via ZoomGrants” link below.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, November 2, 2020, by 4:30 PM. Applications will be assessed on the greatest need, positive impacts on the Stratford community and the quickest deployment of funds. Proposed activities must comply with all CDBG regulations, as well as CDBG-CV requirements. The CARES Act prohibits CDBG-CV(3) funds for the duplication of benefits provided under other federal programs. All crosscutting requirements apply. For more information, please see application details and additional CDBG-CV(3) links. Below is the approved timeline for the CDBG-CV funding planning process:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020: CDBG-CV(3) Applications Available; Combined CDBG-CV Public Notice
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (TBA): Community Development Subcommittee (CDS) Regular Meeting and Public Needs hearing on CDBG-CV(3) funds
  • Monday, November 2, 2020 (4:30 PM): CDBG-CV(3) Applications Due (Online Submission at
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (TBA): CDS Special Meeting/Applicant Forum; CDS Develops CDBG-CV(3) Plan/Allocations
  • Friday, November 6, 2020: Public Notice for CDBG-CV(3) Plan/Allocations and Summary; Public Comment Period Begins
  • Monday, November 9, 2020 (TBA): Town Council Public Hearing on CDBG-CV(3) Allocations and Plan
  • Friday, November 13, 2020: Public Comment Period Ends
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (6:00 PM): CDS Special Meeting to Address Public Comments on CDBG-CV(3) Plan; make adjustments if needed
  • Monday, December 14, 2020: Town Council Meeting to Approve CDBG-CV(3) funding and Plan
For additional details, instructions, or inquiries, please contact the Community Development Administrator, Chris Bandecchi: or (203) 385-4001.



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Contact Information

Stratford Town Hall
Room 118
2725 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Christopher Bandecchi
Community Development Administrator

Phone: (203) 385-4028
Fax: (203) 381-6940

Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Community Development Block Grant 2020

Thank you for your interest in submitting an application for the upcoming Community Development Year 46 Program. The Town of Stratford has determined that it should anticipate receiving approximately $578,759 as its entitlement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Citizen participation has always been an integral part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This year, in accordance with HUD’s consolidated submission requirements, the Town is preparing a five-year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Strategy and Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024 (“Con Plan”). This planning document provides a framework for the use and expenditure of CDBG funds during the covered period in accordance with the objectives of the program. It also contains the Town’s Annual Action Plan (AAP) which is developed in order to receive CDBG funds. In an effort to maximize participation, and prior to the submission of the application for CDBG funds, the Town seeks your input as to the types of projects and activities it should include within its AAP for Program Year 46 (2020-21) that will meet the Town’s housing and priority non-housing community development needs. Applicants and residents may also complete the Residents Survey to provide community input on the greatest housing and community development needs in Stratford. The survey will help the Town in the development of it’s Con Plan, and can be found under “Additional Links.” The survey is also available at Town Hall and various other public locations.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, March 6, 2020, by 4:30 PM. The Community Development Subcommittee of the Economic and Community Development Commission will hold a public hearing on community needs and proposed projects tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. It is anticipated that a proposed Annual Action Plan will be finalized by March 2020, so that it can be published for a 30-day comment period.

Prior to starting a new application, please review the information under "Additional Links" regarding the 2020 CDBG planning process and application. For additional assistance or information, please contact the Community Development Administrator.

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Map of Stratford CDBG Census Tracts/Block Groups

Interactive map of low/moderate income areas in Stratford. Please note that this map is for guidance and informational purposes only.