Connecticut Resources

Brownfield Contacts  


Amanda Limacher
Brownfields Coordinator 
Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, 3rd floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone:  (860) 424-3351

CT Brownfield Programs 

The Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD) under the CT Department of Economic and Community Development provides financial and technical assistance. This page includes information on a variety of funding and liability relief programs offered by the state. 

State Funding Program: the state regularly announces grant and loan brownfield programs. Open solicitations and a tentative schedule for future solicitations are found on the OBRD main page.

Liability Relief Program: Connecticut has several liability relief programs covering both municipalities and private owners and prospective purchasers; an overview is available in the Fact Sheet and further information on the DECD and DEEP websites.  

The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) also provides technical support and resources for brownfield redevelopment. 

Brownfields Inventory 

CT DEEP maintains a brownfields inventory that includes sites that have entered federal or state programs.  

Regulatory Framework 

The Connecticut Remediation Standard Regulations govern brownfield cleanup in CT.   

Planning Documents 

Section 8-23 of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS), as amended by Public Act 15-95, sets forth required procedures by which each municipality must prepare or amend and adopt a plan of conservation and development (POCD).  These are generally available on town/city websites; links to the related Office of Policy and Management are available below. 

State Plan of Conservation and Development 

Municipal Plans of Conservation and Development 

In addition, CT has nine regional Councils of Government, which assist municipalities with a wide range of planning activities and have regional plans. 

State and Town Data

Connecticut Open Data is the central state portal for statewide data in all categories.

The CT Data Collaborative is a central repository for a wide range of datasets at the municipal and state level.

The CT ECO and the CT DEEP GIS Open Data websites are both central GIS platforms for environmental data.

Public Health Data

The CT Department of Public Health Research page provides a variety of health data at the town level.

The CT Public Health Data Explorer visualizes various public and environmental health data, which is provided mostly at the county level.

Specific categories of interest to brownfield grants:


The Asthma surveillance maps includes data by Census Tract (Emergency Department visits, Hospitalization rates); an interactive map is also available on the Asthma Explorer


The CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network includes a map in the Data Explorer Tool by census tract for two cancer indicators: crude prevalence of cancer among adults and number of breast cancer cases for a 10-year period. These are NOT actual cancer rates; they are modeled on the basis of survey responses and the PLACES project (Population Level Analysis and Community Estimates).

The United States Data Statistics website includes data visualizations with actual cancer rates, which are available at the county and congressional district level.

The DPH Interactive Map of CT Tumor Registry provides data for different types of cancer by town for two time periods: 1998-2002 and 2010-2014.

Birth Defects

The only dataset available nationally for birth defects is through  The CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network and it provides data at the county level for 12 different types of birth defects.

Lead Poisoning

CT Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance Report