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Community Improvement Program

The Community Improvement Program (CIP)
manages the programming of funds for the
City’s capital projects and special programs

Each year the Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopts a CIP that includes both a current year appropriation and a long-range capital planning component. The Plan also looks several years into the future to insure that long term community development needs of the City are met while minimizing tax impacts.

Funding in the CIP includes: grants from various federal, state and private sources; City bond funds; City operating cash funds; and capital funding for the City’s enterprise funds such as the Airport, Environmental Protection Division, and the Manchester Water Works.

Purpose of the Community Improvement Program:

  • Coordinate Improvement Projects
  • Provide access by the BMA and public to information on all projects and funding
  • Provide streamlined accounting procedures
  • Maximize federal & state dollars for needed projects
  • Minimize tax rate impact of capital projects
  • Provide for long-range planning of capital needs
  • Establishes a means of setting overall community development priorities
  • The CIP staff of the Planning and Community Development Department are available to assist in answering questions on the CIP or in the process for applying for CIP funds.

434 Lake Avenue Community Resource Center
4th Floor– Oddfellows Hall

The City of Manchester’s newly renovated community resource building located at 434 Lake Avenue includes a space currently known as the 4th Floor Oddfellows Hall. This space is intended to provide the building tenants and the Manchester community with a facility that can be utilized for community-based activities such as neighborhood meetings, celebrations and events, educational programming and skills training.

The City of Manchester and the Manchester Community Resource Center, as its on-site building manager and scheduling agent, are committed to providing a clean, safe and accessible facility for use by building tenants and the community. The use of the facility is anticipated to be primarily for the tenants first, nonprofit organizations serving low to moderate income persons second, and other ancillary uses by the community at large, as determined appropriate, third.

To request the use of the building (which includes a fee for non-City government applicants), please fill out one of the following forms:

FY 2022 Annual Action Plan Fund Allocation Virtual Public Hearing Wednesday January 27, 2021

The City of Manchester Community Improvement Program Staff will be conducting a virtual public hearing on the HUD FY2021 and City FY2022 Community Improvement Program (CIP) which includes funds allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD). The virtual hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 27 at 6:00 PM. (For more click link above)

HUD Citizen Participation Solicitation of Public Comments
HUD FY2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment

In accordance with the City of Manchester’s Citizen Participation Plan, the City will be conducting a process to provide City residents with an opportunity to comment on the expenditure of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding.  In conjunction with the CARES Act, the City will receive $645,094 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV3)).  These funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus.  The receipt of this funding will result in an Amendment to the (HUD FY 2019/City FY 2020 Annual Action Plan. (For more click link above)

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports for CDBG, HOME and Emergency Shelter Grant Programs

On or about Friday, September 25, 2020, the City of Manchester will submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CAPER identifies and reports on all City projects financed through HUD appropriations with an assessment of the City’s performance in the fulfillment of these projects and programs.


2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan/City FY2020 Annual Action Plan

In accordance with the City of Manchester’s Citizen Participation Plan notice is hereby given that as part of the development process of the City’s FY2021 Community Improvement Program, the City of Manchester Planning & Community Development Department has prepared a draft of the HUD FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan which includes the City’s FY 2021 – HUD FY 2020 Annual Action Plan. The draft will be available for public review during a 30 day comment period beginning Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. through Monday, May 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (For more click link above)

Community Improvement Public Presentation for HUD FY 2019 and City FY2020