Community Development Block Grant
Bristol Home Repair Program
The Town of Bristol manages a Home Repair Program for low-moderate income residents through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The funds for eligible projects are provided as grants, with a 5, 10, or 15-year property lien, depending on the project amount, stating the home may not be sold within that time period. If the home is sold within that time period, a percentage of the grant must be paid back to the Town, based on the number of years since the project was completed.
Many home repair projects are eligible for the program, including electrical upgrades, roof repair and replacement, window replacement, handicap accessibility projects, and others. The CDBG Program Manager will determine if a project is eligible for the CDBG Home Repair Program. Income limits are determined annually by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (find the source here). Current HUD income limits are listed below based on household size. In order to qualify for the Home Repair Program, the homeowner must provide household income information documenting all sources of income.
Download a Home Repair Application and bring it to the Department of Community Development, 9 Court St., Bristol. The CDBG Program Manager will determine eligibility for the program based on information received. The Program Manager may require additional information to verify total household income.
Once eligibility has been determined, it is up to the homeowner to provide three separate bids from three separate contractors for the work. Under HUD regulations, the lowest bid will be chosen to complete the work. Download a Property Lien form here.
|Income Level||Household Size||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Extremely Low||Income Limit||$15,300||$17,500||$20,160||$24,300||$28,440||$32,580||$36,730||$40,890|
|Very Low||Income Limit||$25,500||$29,150||$32,800||$36,400||$39,350||$42,250||$45,050||$48,050|
Micro-Enterprise Grant Program
The Town also manages a Micro-Enterprise Grant Program for qualifying business owners with 5 or fewer employees. The Program Guidelines and application forms are available online here or in hard copy at the Department of Community Development Office. Business owners must meet the above household income limits. Grants may be made to eligible businesses for the purposes of capital improvements, inventory, signage, and other proposals deemed appropriate by the review committee and that are allowed by HUD regulations.