Community Development

The Office of Community Development administers the City of Meriden’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  Through an annual competitive allocation process, CDBG funding is awarded to City departments and local non-profit agencies to carry out programs and activities primarily benefiting low- and moderate-income individuals and households.

Additionally, the Office of Community Development seeks, applies for and manages grant funding opportunities for the City of Meriden including, but not limited to, planning, housing, neighborhood improvement, public and social services, parks and recreation, economic development, public health, public safety and other community development activities.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program





NOTICE is given a draft of the Program Year (PY) 50 Annual Action Plan (AAP) for the City of Meriden will be available for a thirty (30) day public comment and review period.  Notice is also given a Public Hearing will be held.

The PY 50 (2024) AAP outlines proposed projects and activities by the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to address the identified priority needs and goals of the Consolidated Plan.  Based on the prior PY CDBG allocation, the City expects to receive an estimated $940,000 in CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for PY 50-24, which begins July 1, 2024 and ends June 30, 2025. 

At this time, HUD has not yet announced the PY 2024 CDBG allocation. The allocation above is only an estimate of the anticipated PY 2024 CDBG allocation. The City has a contingency provision, as per guidance from HUD notice CDP-24-01 to match the actual allocation amounts once it has been announced by HUD.  The City’s final allocation towards activities in the AAP will be divided among all proposed activities’ budgets and will be proportionally increased or decreased from the estimated funding levels to match actual allocation amounts, with adjustments to remain in compliance with CDBG grant regulations and the max cap set for admin and public services.  Please see below for the estimated budget before the contingency provision.

Administration (14.4%): $135,000

Public Facilities & Infrastructure (2.9%): $27,000

Public Services (Max cap set at $220,000): $220,000

Code Enforcement (38.3%): $360,000

Neighborhood Preservation Program (10.6%): $100,000

Section 108 Loan Repayment (10.4%): $98,000

Estimated total before contingency provision: $940,000

30-Day Public Comment Period: The public comment period is scheduled to be from May 7, 2024, through June 7, 2024. The proposed plan, in addition to being available here online, is also attainable at the Community Development Office, Meriden City Hall, Room 134, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Written comments may be submitted by mail to the Community Development Department at the address above or by email at: 

Public Hearing: A public hearing will be held to discuss the proposed PY 50 AAP. The hearing will be held at the Human Services Committee meeting on May 7, 2024, at 5:30 PM at Council Chambers, City Hall, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450.  For more information, please call (203) 630-4151 or email: 

Grant Application: The CDBG PY ‘50-24 grant application is now available.

Disability & Translation Assistance:  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Meriden will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled members of the public in accessing City programs.  The City will also make efforts to provide language translation assistance for public meetings and program information.  Please contact the City Human Resources Department at 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450 or (203) 630-4037 at least 48 hours in advance if you have need for assistance.

Meriden Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY 50-24 Forms

PY 50-24 CDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Application Instructions

PY 50-24 Annual Action Plan Draft

PY 50-24 Grant Application

PY 50-24 Sub-Recipient Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

PY 50-24 CDBG Budget Form

PY 50 Grant Agreement Template

PY-50 Application Template


Meriden Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) Amended - October 2022

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program


Handbook for Subrecipients on Administrative Systems

PY 49-23 Reimbursement Request Form

PY 49-23 Quarterly Report Form

PY 49-23 CDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

PY 49-23 CDBG Application Fillable - APPLICATION DEADLINE: CLOSED 2/28/23 4:30 PM

Subrecipient Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

CLICK HERE for a link to the recording of the mandatory CDBG funding application workshop.

Program Year 49-23 Annual Action Plan 

PY 49-23 Annual Action Plan DRAFT

Meriden CDBG 2023 Goals and Projects DRAFT 


Program Year 48-22 Annual Action Plan

Allocations for the PY 48-22 have been awarded. The next round of funding, for Program Year 49-23, will be announced in early 2023. 

CDBG-CV Funding

Webinar: How to Use CDBG -CV COVID-19 Funding-- CLICK HERE for VIDEO (September 22, 2021)

CDBG-CV NOFA: City of Meriden Community Development Block Grant CV

CDBG-CV Application

Program Year 47-21 2021 Action Plan

Program Year PY 47-21 CAPER Draft

PY 47-21 CAPER Presentation

PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing PY 47-21 CAPER

2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Section 3

If you would like to be included on the City's list of Section 3 businesses, please complete the form below, attach required documentation and submit to Victoria Pasion, City of Meriden, Neighborhood Preservation Program, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450.