Economic & Community Development
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 Grant Application
The Office of Community Development on behalf of the Town of Enfield anticipates applying for a CDBG grant in the amount of up to $250,000 to provide equipment, supplies, and materials necessary to support the Enfield Food Shelf Inc. in their response to the fall-out of COVID-19.
In order to apply for this grant, the Town of Enfield will be amending its Citizen Participation Plan, accepting public comments and hosting a virtual public hearing to discuss the project.
The virtual public hearing will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 5pm. Please see below for information on how to participate in the virtual public hearing.
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Enfield is at the center of the Hartford-Springfield interstate region which is an integrated economic area that straddles the Massachusetts-Connecticut border. More than 1.7 million residents live in the 111 municipalities that compose this 2,293 square mile region along the Connecticut River.
This region is also commonly referred to as "New England’s Knowledge Corridor" due to its concentration of 29 colleges and universities, whose combined total enrollment exceeds 120,000 students.
- 30,000 people per day crossed the MA/CT border commuting to work.
- Interstate highways going east to west and north to south provide easy access to New York City and Boston.
- Bradley International Airport is principal sources of commercial passenger service with 10 major and five regional airlines. Bradley is important air freight center for the region.
It takes all of us to make economic development successful on the local level. Our Economic Development Strategy is to retain, grow and attract businesses all while maintaining the character of the community. Together, we are concentrating on building a stronger business community and providing information that connect and inform our businesses to help us all build a stronger tomorrow.
Economic & Community Development is also responsible for administering funds from the state’s Small Cities Block Grant program and other related programs. The Town of Enfield is currently offering Housing Rehabilitation Loan and First Time Homebuyer Programs that provides loans or grants to eligible applicants who are looking to own and maintain ownership in town.
The above picture was taken at the LEGO Systems, Inc Enfield location on Taylor Road which is one of the Town's largest employers.