Find Community Development Opportunities and Resources

The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency partners with non-profits and corporate citizens to continually enhance Norwalk’s desirability as a place to live, work, and run a business. We offer programs that strengthen our neighborhoods and support our residents.

Beautification Efforts

Norwalk’s “Adopt A Spot” program beautifies city streets and promotes local non-profits and businesses. This program is a joint effort of Keep Norwalk Beautiful (led by the Neighborhood Improvement Coordinator) and the City of Norwalk. Organizations participating in the program take responsibility for planting and maintaining a selected traffic island. Learn how to “Adopt A Spot” by reviewing the authorization form.

Community Arts & Cultural Grant Program

The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency awards grants for philanthropic activities that advance one or more of three focus areas (creativity, development and knowledge) by supporting individual artists / entrepreneurs, non-profits, for-profit creative businesses, or partnerships among such people and entities. You can learn more in the Community Arts and Cultural Sponsorship Grant Application.

Community Development Block Grant

Every year, Norwalk’s Common Council allocates funding to support affordable housing and community development initiatives that benefit low- and moderate-income persons (households earning less than 80% of Area Median Income). This funding comes from the City of Norwalk’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which is funded annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered by The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. All plans, reports, and related documents are available on the CDBG webpage of the City of Norwalk website.