Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)


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.



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 will be 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 will present 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 is 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 are open to the public. The locations of the public hearings are wheelchair accessible. Language interpreters and interpreters for the hearing impaired are 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