Elderly/Disabled (Circuit Breaker) Property Tax Credit Program- Application Deadline May 15, 2021

    Property Tax Credit (Circuit Breaker) Program is available to all CT real property owners who are age 65 or older or totally disabled.  Annual income cannot exceed $37,600 for an individual or $45,800 for a couple in 2020.  Discounts are based on a graduated income scale and are calculated by your town’s Tax Assessors Office.  Discount is applied directly to the applicant’s real property tax bill.

    Norwich Residents: To apply for the Property Tax Credit Program, complete an application at the Norwich Tax Assessor’s Office located in Norwich City Hall.  Call with questions (860) 823-3723.

    Applications are accepted between February 1 and May 15, 2021.

    Norwich Tax Assessor

    100 Broadway

    Norwich, CT 06360

    Veterans with established Connecticut residency may be eligible for other credits also.

    Residents of other towns: Call or visit your town’s Tax Assessor’s Office for more information.

    COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

    Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 due to a COVID-19 related death of a family member.  Up to $9000 per funeral, max $35,000 per application if multiple deaths in a family occurred.

    To apply, call the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line at 1-844-684-6333 

    A FEMA representative will help you complete a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application over the phone and let you know what information you will need to provided.  Multilingual services is available.  The phone line is open Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.

    For more information visit:


    Renter’s Rebate Program 2021

    Assistance is available over the phone to apply. 

    No in-person appointments at this time.

    Please contact the appropriate person (below) for more information.

    A program for low income elderly (65+) or disabled individuals who have rented in CT in 2020 and have not applied for the homeowners Circuit Breaker Program.  Program open through October 1, 2021.

    Income Limits:    Single: $37,600 yearly or less               Couple: $45,800 yearly or less

    For assistance, please call:

    Norwich residents, 55 and older call the Rose City Senior Center at (860) 889-5960.

    Ask for Carolyn’s voicemail and leave a message.  Carolyn will call you back.

    If you are under 55 and a Norwich resident, call Norwich Human Services at (860) 823-3778.

    If you reside in Senior Housing, please call your

     Resident Services Coordinator at your housing complex for information.



    Saturday, June 19th- Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Paper Shredding

    Drop off Location: Norwich Public Works – 50 Clinton Ave.

    Saturday, June 19th   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) will be at Norwich Public Works in June to collect household hazardous waste and offer confidential paper shredding.

    Items that will be collected include: latex & oil paint, stains & varnish, paint thinner, oven cleaner, kerosene, old gasoline, light bulbs, home batteries, insecticides, fungicides, pool chemicals and more!

    For a complete list of acceptable items that will be collected visit: 


    Pop Up Drive-Thru Food Pantry

    UCFS is offering drive-thru food pantry to those in need on the following dates and locations.  These are offered rain or shine and please stay in your vehicle, open your trunk and wear a mask.

    UCFS Drive-Thru Food Pantries are open to anyone in need, regardless of the town you live in.

    Preston Senior Center  42 Long Society Road, Preston

    Friday, May7th & June 4th  10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.

    UCFS Norwich Health Center  47 Town Street, Norwich

    Wednesday, May 12th & June 9th & June 30th  2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.

    UCFS Plainfield  Health Center  120-122 Plainfield Road, Moosup

    Wednesday, May 26th & June 23rd   9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.

    For more information, please call Pam Kinder (860) 822-4146

    Emergency food assistance provided by:  UCFS Healthcare and Gemma E Moran-United Way/Labor Food Bank