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.

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2022 Neighborhood Assistant Act (NAA) Memo and Application 

The Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program is designed to provide funding for municipal and tax exempt organizations by providing a corporation business tax credit for businesses who make cash contributions to these entities.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Handbook for Subrecipients on Administrative Systems

Program Year 48-22 Annual Action Plan

Beginning Tuesday, February 8, 2022, applications for the City of Meriden's Program Year 48-22 CDBG Program will be made available to all interested parties. Funding from this program is allocated annually to activities that benefit the City's low and moderate income residents. Interested parties can obtain applications at the link below or in person from the Community Development Office at City Hall. Applications are due back to the Community Development Office by March 9, 2022. Please review the Program Year 48-22 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and application instructions prior to submitting an application.  

The public comment period for the PY 48-22 Annual Action Plan is March 30- April 30, 2022. Written comments may be submitted to the Community Development Manager & Grants Administrator by email ( or mail to Lucy Diaz, Community Development Office, Room 134, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT  06450

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

PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds. April 9, 2022. Announcement of comment period: CDBG funded sidewalks 

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 Lucy Diaz, City of Meriden, Neighborhood Preservation Program, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450.