Effective October 1, 2015 new legislation (Budget Implementer sections 58-87) will now apply to municipally held public works contracts that utilize state funds.  These contracts were previously exempted under CGS 4a-60g.   They are no longer exempt and these requirements will now apply to STEAP. Therefore, municipalities that participate in STEAP grants will be responsible to adhere to these requirements.  

Please see the attached CHRO link FAQs and on-going training sessions on the topic:


 Please remember that STEAP is a competitive program and not an entitlement or formula grant.  Unfortunately, every year the number of worthy applications received far outpaces the amount of funding available.   To that end, there are no guaranteed awards to any project or municipality. 





Our historic, small towns are what make Connecticut Still Revolutionary. Preserving the historical integrity and beauty of our small towns is vital to our economy and quality of life. The Small Town Economic Assistance Program (CGS Section 4-66g) funds economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects for localities that are ineligible to receive Urban Action (CGS Section 4-66c) bonds.  This program is managed by the Office of Policy and Management, and the grants are administered by various state agencies.

          STEAP Awards will be made on a rolling basis. 
          There are no set dates for award announcements.

                                   STEAP Success Story Form (.pdf)

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