Resources for Certification

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CT Office of the Arts: Arts Workforce Initiative Program

Applications are due by February 11th

COA is currently accepting applications from organizations interested in serving as an AWI Host Organization for its 2019 Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI) Program.

AWI provides internship opportunities for Connecticut college students, emerging creative professionals and military veterans at Connecticut not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations. Selected host organizations will receive a grant from the CT Office of the Arts in the amount of $3,750 and will pay the intern at the rate of $15 per hour.

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Upcoming Webinar: Best Practices for Solar Planning & Zoning

Thursday, January 24th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

This webinar will address best practices for including solar in land use plans and your community’s zoning ordinance. Learn about ways to provide maximum siting options for rooftop and ground mount solar projects while preserving your community's character and historic resources. Participants will learn how local governments can set solar development goals, address “solar-ready” concepts in their zoning ordinances, and capture benefits of solar development while minimizing risks.

This event can earn partial points towards action 4.6 Streamline Solar Permitting for Small Solar Installations.

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Brian Ross, AICP, LEED GA | Great Plains Institute
James Schroll | The Solar Foundation
Megan Day, AICP | National Renewable Energy Laboratory

CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program

The CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. EPA and is intended to provide technical assistance and resources on brownfields redevelopment financing. Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and partners provide resources and expertise related to revolving loan funds, tax credits, tax increment finance and other effective financing tools.

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FREE Municipal Training: Connecticut Economic Development Association

Economic development is a critical component of any community's strategic plan. It is important that public officials across the municipal structure understand the intricacies of the local, state and global economy, and develop a strong and successful economic development foundation for their community’s future.

To help Connecticut’s public officials facilitate such efforts, a collaboration of partners – including the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS), the Connecticut Main Street Center and the MetroHartford Alliance – has developed a unique municipal economic development training.

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FREE Technical Support: Wasted Food Solutions for Businesses and Institutions

Center for EcoTechnology (CET) helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. CET works with municipalities as they encourage their businesses, their schools, and their community to implement wasted food diversion programs, ultimately supporting the adoption of a Sustainable CT  Food Waste Reduction Campaign.In Connecticut, CET helped reduce wasted food at a number of K-12 schools and universities by implementing technology solutions, facilitated food donation from supermarkets, and helped launched multiple composting programs.

CET’s no-cost assistance includes an overview of all appropriate solutions for reducing wasted food, and guidance to implement the solutions that make the most sense for businesses and institutions. CET’s Wasted Food Solutions program also includes Connecticut-specific resources for wasted food diversion.

Contact Center for EcoTechnology at 888-813-8552 or to arrange free technical support.

FREE Technical Support: Encourage Smart Commuting

CTrides will assist towns with implementing the Sustainable CT Encourage Smart Commuting action.  Please contact Ed Perzanowski, Director of Business Engagement and Program Services at 860.613.5864 or to arrange free technical support..

FREE Resource for Certification: Support to Implement Sustainable CT’s "Optimize for Equity" Action

Sustainable CT registered communities are eligible to receive up to four hours of paid consultation services from selected equity coaches to help implement the "Optimize for Equity" action in your community.

To redeem your hours, contact or 860-465-0258. Consultant support sessions (in-person, conference call, other) must be scheduled in advance and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Equity Consultants:

  • Al Manna Consulting
  • Minority Inclusion Project 

Visit the Sustainable CT Archives to view past Events and Resources.