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.


2022 (PY48) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)






NOTICE IS GIVEN a draft of the 2022 (PY48) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the City of Meriden has been completed and will be available for a 15-day public review period.  Notice is also given a public hearing will be held to review and discuss the contents of the draft CAPER.

The CAPER reports on accomplishments and expenditures for the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In PY48, the City was allocated $979,930 in CDBG annual allocation funds and had $367,531 in Revolving Loan Funds to address the priority needs of low- to moderate-income residents with public facilities and infrastructure improvements, affordable housing, public services, and economic development opportunities. PY48 started on July 1, 2022 and ended on June 30, 2023.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Citizens are invited to review and make comments on the draft CAPER. During the Public Comment Period, a copy of the draft CAPER is available in the Office of Community Development, Room 134, City Hall, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450 as well as on the Community Development website at: Written comments on the CAPER will be accepted for 15 days beginning October 10, 2023 through October 25, 2023 until 4:30PM EST. 

PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing will be held virtually and in-person on October 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.  This means citizens will have the ability to meet in person at the Council Chambers, Room 206 at City Hall or online via Microsoft Teams in real time through the internet on a computer or other electronic device via this link:

For more information on how to participate at the public hearing please call Jeanette Allam, Community Development & Grants Administrator at (203) 630-4151 or email at or on the Community Development website as listed above. 

Accommodations will be made for non-English speakers and/or those with disabilities upon request. Please contact Jeanette Allam, Community Development & Grants Administrator, at the address and/or telephone number listed above at least 24 hours prior to the hearing, if auxiliary aids are required.


Meriden Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) Amended 

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


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.