DECD: Partners In Responsible Development

Partners In Responsible Development

Office of Policy and Management – Office of Responsible Growth (ORG)
establishes responsible growth policies, and manages Connecticut’s Plan of Conservation and Development and the Incentive Housing Program.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEP)
DEP administers environmental programs that protect human health and the environment.  DEP's commitment to integrating cleanups with redevelopment promotes responsible growth and improves the quality of life for all of Connecticut's citizens. OBRD works with DEP in resolving complex environmental issues that can arise in brownfield projects.
Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT)
DOT is Connecticut’s transportation agency and manages its roadway, public transit, airports and ports infrastructure. DOT’s expertise is crucial in implementing the state’s transit oriented development (TOD) initiatives.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DOAG)
Agriculture is a $2B state industry.  Open space and active agricultural land is a key ingredient to the state’s responsible growth strategies.  The state DOAG programs can assist communities balance development with its agricultural resources. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. EPA offers several brownfields programs. 
Economic Development Administration (EDA)
DECD coordinates economic development programs closely with our EDA partners in the Philadelphia office.  ORD can bring EDA funding assistance to support public infrastructure and brownfield projects.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD’s HOME, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) programs are key financial programs  to support housing and community development. 
Connecticut’s eight Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Management Teams provide the regional prioritization and coordination of economic development projects; especially those eligible for EDA funding.