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Notice Of Grant Award

Title: FY20 Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants
DOT Agency Disbursing Funds: Office of Secretary of Transportation
Project Name/Number: Regional Value Capture Mechanism Study
Award Recipient Western Connecticut Council of Governments
City/Country/State Fairfield County,, CT
Place of Performance Fairfield County, CT
State Congressional District 4, 5
Entitle Amount $ 0.00
Discretionary Amount $ 400,000.00
CARES Amount $ 0.00
Total Grant Amount $ 400,000.00
DOT Regional Office/Telephone Number Tonya Gross (202) 366-4563

This project will fund the "Regional Value Capture Mechanism Study" along the Metro-North Danbury and New Canaan Branch Lines in Connecticut. The purpose of this study is to determine whether a regional value capture mechanism, such as a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district or comparable mechanism, can be used on a regional, multi-jurisdictional level to generate the funds required to support improvements along the two Branch Lines. The study will include extensive legal, governance, service, and economic analysis to develop a financial and implementation plan.

Optional quote for possible use in your media outreach: “This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.


Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Governmental Affairs (202)366-4573.