The City of Bridgeport is an entitlement community, thereby receiving federal funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis. These funds are distributed to eligible entities through a competitive application process, generally beginning in January of each year. The City distributes the funds to subrecipients, ensuring they adhere to the grant requirements that HUD has outlined.
Programs that the department administers include:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
Homeowner Rehabilitation Program
Applications for the CDBG, ESG, HOPWA, and HOME programs will be available between January 8 and February 12, 2021. Refer to each program page for application information and links.
Notice of Funds Availability – Program Year 47 funding will soon be available. For details on estimated funding levels please review the NOFA published in the CT Post.
The City accepts funding applications during the open application period, which is typically during January and February. Applications must go through a rigorous review process by staff, Citizen’s Union, and City Council to determine final allocations of funding. Approvals on the final funding allocations are then obtained from the City Council and HUD. It is after these approvals are in place that contracts between the City and subrecipients can be executed and funds begin to be distributed.
Refer to each program page for further information.
• 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
• PY46 Approved Allocations
• Citizen Participation Plan
Bridgeport, CT 06604