In 2017, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) solicited applications for grants from municipalities for projects that ranged between $75,000 and $400,000. Every municipality in Connecticut was asked to submit one application. A total of 80 applications were received.

The first round of grants, awarded in fiscal year 2018, funded projects in 40 communities. On December 11, 2018, the State Bond Commission approved additional funding for a second round of grants to construct the remaining 40 projects requested under the original solicitation.

The Community Connectivity Grant Program received an estimated $25.8 million in funding to disperse to the 80 towns and cities across Connecticut.