Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Notice

Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program

On July 8, 2019, a draft of the City of Hartford's proposed Section 108 Loan Guarantee Application for the Hilton Hotel located at 315 Trumbull Street was made available for review at the City Hall Office of Central Grants Administration, 550 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 302, Hartford CT 06103, and also online here: 

City of Hartford HUD Entitlement Plans and Reports

The City of Hartford Court of Common Council will hold a Special Public Hearing on July 8, 2019 at 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers to hear the Section 108 Loan Application request for the Hilton Hotel located at 315 Trumbull Street. This meeting is open to the public. For questions, please contact Erin Howard at (860) 757-9071.

Additionally, The City of Hartford will hold three community meetings to give an overview of the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program Application for the Hilton Hotel located at 315 Trumbull Street. The City of Hartford invites residents and other interested parties to attend the meetings. 

Session #1
Hartford Public Library Main Branch
500 Main Street, Classroom 140
Wed., July 17, 2019 - 6:00PM

Session #2
Hartford 2000 Board Meeting
Thurs., July 18, 2019 - 5:30PM 

Session #3
Women's League Inc.
1695 Main Street
Wed., July 24, 2019 - 6:00PM

2019-20 Annual Action Plan Submitted

The City of Hartford submitted its Year 5 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on June 14, 2019. The Annual Action Plan addresses the City's intended use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. A draft of the plan was posted on May 10, 2019 for a 30-day public comment period. The plan is available for review at the City Hall Office of Central Grants Administration, 550 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 302, Hartford CT 06103, and also online here: 

City of Hartford HUD Entitlement Plans and Reports

State and Federal Regulations for Applicants

Many potential CDBG, HOPWA and ESG recipients have asked the Office of Central Grants Administration about which laws and regulations recipients of said funding are mandated to follow. Any organization signing a contract to receive CDBG, HOPWA or ESG funding from the City must abide by: (a) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations; (b) local ordinances; (c) state laws; and (d) federal laws. Central Grants recommends all applicants review HUD regulations and the City’s living wage ordinance, in particular. The ordinance can be found here: City of Hartford Municipal Code Part II, Chapter 2, Article XII.

 

Applications

The application period for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 (FY2019-20) City of Hartford U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding is open for submission starting January 7, 2019. Completed, signed applications were due at the Office of Central Grants Administration, City Hall, 550 Main Street, Room 302, Hartford CT 06103, no later than 3:00PM on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. 

Below, you will find the application and instruction documents for the FY2019-20 Award Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. All applicants are encouraged to download all documents including the Public Hearing/Technical Assistance Presentation.

CDBG (download all 3 documents, below)
CDBG Application
CDBG Application Instructions

CDBG Required Certification Packet

HOPWA (download both documents, below)
HOPWA Application
HOPWA Application Instructions

ESG (download both documents, below)
ESG Application
ESG Application Instructions
 

Public Hearing/Technical Assistance Presentation

The Office of Central Grants Administration presented two public hearing/technical assistance sessions on the development of Hartford's Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Plan, including an overview of program and regulatory requirements for HUD funding. The 2019-20 CDBG application is significantly changed since the last year. Therefore, attendance at one of the following sessions was strongly suggested: 

Session #1
Parker Memorial Recreation Center
2621 Main Street
Tues, January 8, 2019 - 1:30PM
(Snow Date - Thurs., January 10, 2019 - 1:30PM

Session #2
Hartford Public Library Main Branch
500 Main Street, Center for Contemporary Culture, 1st Floor
Tues, January 15, 2019 - 5:30PM
(Snow Date - Wed., January 16, 2019 - 5:30PM)

These meetings were open to the public. The locations of the public hearings were wheelchair accessible. Language interpreters and interpreters for the hearing impaired were available if requested in advance. For more information, please call (860) 757-9278.

For those unable to attend the Public Hearings in January, or those who wish to learn more about this year's process, a copy of the presentation made by Central Grants Administration staff can be downloaded here:

Public Hearing/Technical Assistance Presentation

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM