Municipal Resilience Grant Program Awarded Projects

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce the results of the past round of grants under its Municipal Resilience Grant Program. The municipalities and councils of governments listed below have been awarded funds to pursue projects that will not only increase their own local resilience, but also serve as learning tools for other communities hoping to replicate their success. CIRCA is pleased to provide grants to support the projects.

CIRCA Matching Funds and Municipal Resilience Grant Program Project Areas


Several important criteria were considered by the CIRCA Executive Steering Committee when considering applications including the following:

  • Does the proposed project enhance community resilience to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather?
  • Does the proposed project have transferable results?
  • Does the proposed project involve collaboration with CIRCA?
  • Does the proposed project have measurable goals?
  • Will the proposed project be completed in an 18-month timescale?
  • Does the proposed project have multiple funding sources?
  • Does the proposed project emphasize implementation?

Based on the above criteria, funding has been awarded to the following projects under four different rounds of funding.  Click on the green links to learn more.

Darien - Low Impact Development for Resilience Against Flooding, Storm Water, and Climate Change 

East Lyme - Coastal Resilience, Climate Adaptation, and Sustainability Project

Fenwick - Hepburn Dune and Marsh Preservation Project

Hartford - Green Infrastructure Specialist for a More Resilient and Sustainable Future

MetroCOG - Beardsley Zoo Green Infrastructure Project

MetroCOG – Designing Resilience: Living Shorelines for Bridgeport

Milford – Developing and Implementing a Restoration and Management Plan to Combat Threats and Challenges to Coastal Dune Resiliency in Urban Landscapes

New Haven - Assessing Impacts of Tides and Precipitation on Downtown Storm Sewer System Through Use of Real-Time Depth and Flow Monitoring

New Haven – New Haven Industrial Toolbox

NHCOG– Building Municipal Resilience and Climate Adaptation through Low Impact Development

NHCOG - Enhancing Rural Resiliency: A Vision and Toolkit for Adaptation in the Northwest Hills

Oxford - Planning for Flood Resilient and Fish-Friendly Road-Stream Crossings in the Southern Naugatuck Valley

SCCOG - Southeastern Connecticut Critical Facilities Assessment 

SCRCOG - Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning for Protection of Public Drinking Water

SCRCOG - Design and Technical Guide for Implementing Innovative Municipal Scale Coastal Resilience in Southern Connecticut

Stamford - Resilience Opportunity Assessment

Waterford – Waterford Municipal Infrastructure Resilience Project

WestCOG – Regional CRS Program