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Blumenthal Announces $106 Million in Funding for Connecticut Projects in Spending Bill

[Hartford, CT] — Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced the inclusion of more than $106.89 million for Connecticut projects in the 2024 Minibus Appropriations bill passed by the U.S. Senate. The bill will fund 58 congressionally directed spending projects requested by Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy.

“These federal funds are a fantastic win for our state. Connecticut can now count on millions of dollars for our most urgent needs—from increasing affordable housing to preventing and responding to domestic violence to improving our roads and transportation systems. This infusion of funds will be transformative for our state’s economic growth and quality of life. These projects will undoubtedly strengthen our communities and I am proud to have worked with Senator Murphy to deliver these invaluable investments to Connecticut,” said Blumenthal.

Below are the 58 projects that will receive funding through this bill.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, $6.524 million total:

  1. Adelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services for facility improvements, $380,000
  2. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for Beech leaf disease surveillance, $300,000
  3. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for monitoring ticks and tick-borne pathogens, $239,000
  4. Town of Madison for Academy Community Center, $3.625 million
  5. Town of Winchester for fire house addition, $1.98 million

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, $17.089 million total:

  1. City of Bridgeport for regional forensic technology laboratory, $963,000
  2. City of New London for New London Police Department digital infrastructure improvements, $743,000
  3. COMPASS Youth Collaborative for youth violence intervention, $137,000
  4. The Connecticut Audubon Society, Inc. for Lieutenant River habitat and riparian zone protection and restoration, $800,000
  5. Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence for victim services funding, $4.204 million
  6. Freedom Reads for libraries in prison housing units, $450,000
  7. The Justice Education Center for Justice Education Center Initiative, $990,000
  8. National Audubon Society, Inc. for resiliency and sustainability of Hammonasset Beach State Park, $2.696 million
  9. New Haven Police Department for training and equipment enhancement project, $963,000
  10. Roca, Inc. for intensive support for young women and mothers impacted by violence, $577,000
  11. Town of Brookfield for emergency radio system upgrade, $963,000
  12. Town of Clinton for public safety radio equipment, $600,000
  13. Town of Guilford for public safety communications upgrade, $963,000
  14. Town of Hamden for public safety communications upgrade, $963,000
  15. Town of Madison for outreach social worker, $114,000
  16. Town of Weston for public safety communications system, $963,000

Energy and Water Development, $5.425 million total:

  1. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a Coastal Storm Risk Management study in Stratford, $500,000
  2. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for completion of Project Condition Surveys for 22 navigation projects across Connecticut, $1.25 million
  3. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging surveys and environmental coordination for the Connecticut River below Hartford, $500,000
  4. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging surveys in the Clinton Harbor, $75,000
  5. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for evaluating alternatives identified in the Long Island Sound Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP), $500,000
  6. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for plans and specifications for dredging of the Branford Harbor and River, $300,000
  7. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for plans and specifications for dredging of the Guilford Harbor, $500,000
  8. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for survey and testing of a reported shoal in the Stonington Harbor, $500,000
  9. University of Connecticut for resilient grid system and offshore wind power integration, $1.3 million

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, $18.659 million total:

  1. City of Bridgeport Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) for design of the West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant project, $1.5 million
  2. City of Meriden for repair of dike leak at Merimere Public Drinking Water Supply Reservoir, $3.24 million
  3. City of New Britain for fresh line upgrades for streets and houses, $959,752
  4. City of Norwalk for First Taxing District Water Department PFAS treatment project, $959,752
  5. City of Norwalk for Lockwood & Heather Lane drainage improvements, $959,752
  6. City of Stamford for stormwater infrastructure improvements, $959,752
  7. Congregational Church of Thompson, Inc. for renovation and adaptive reuse of historic church structure, $500,000
  8. Connecticut Audubon Society for energy efficiency & climate control for its historic building in Old Lyme, $500,000
  9. Mark Twain House and Museum for infrastructure investments, $487,000
  10. Mystic Seaport Museum for preservation of nationally significant historic small watercraft collection, $251,000
  11. Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments for sewer siphon relocation associated with Kinneytown Dam removal, $3.422 million
  12. Plymouth Water Pollution Control Authority for a phosphorous reduction project, $959,752
  13. Sea Research Foundation for threatened and endangered species conservation efforts, $2 million
  14. Town of Sprague for Water Pollution Control facility upgrades, $1 million
  15. Town of Suffield for Stony Brook interceptor rehabilitation project, $959,752

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, $59.177 million total:

  • Angel of Edgewood, Inc. for renovations, $709,000
  • Applied Behavior Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. for Homes for the Brave for renovations to transitional housing facility, $85,000
  • Barkhamsted Housing Trust, Inc. for Mallory View affordable housing, $1.6 million
  • Borough of Naugatuck for senior center upgrades, $1.675 million
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich for renovations, $500,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley for Joel E. Smilow Unit solar panel systems, $292,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater New Haven for clubhouse renovations, $1,676,279
  • Career Resources, Inc. for Bridge on Main Resource Center, $500,000
  • The Center for Family Justice, Inc. for renovation & program expansion project for domestic violence victims, $2.4 million
  • Central Connecticut Coast YMCA for Stratford Branch YMCA redevelopment, $1.3 million
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut for Regional Innovation Center, $400,000
  • Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County, Inc. for Early Childhood Education & Innovation Center, $500,000
  • City of Bridgeport for downtown Bridgeport sidewalks and lighting upgrades, $1,666,279
  • City of Meriden for Meriden Senior Center, $1 million
  • City of Stamford for Lathon Wider Community Center improvements, $1.5 million
  • City of Waterbury for Hamilton Park pedestrian safety and streetscape improvements, $850,000
  • Columbus House for non-congregate shelter, $1.1 million
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for City of New Haven – Temple Street roadway and streetscape improvements, $4 million
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for City of Norwich – New London Turnpike Bridge over the Yantic River, $800,000
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for Hop River State Park trail, $3.634 million
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for Mansfield pedestrian and bicycle safety project, $1 million
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for Northwest Hills Council of Governments for rural independent transportation system, $92,000
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for Post Road traffic safety improvements, $850,000
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for Quinnipiac River Linear Trail extension, $54,000
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for Stamford safer routes to schools, $2 million
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation for Sue Grossman Greenway, $2 million
  • Connecticut Foodshare for warehouse expansion, $2 million
  • Connecticut Housing and Development Corporation (CHADCO) for Village at Park River homeownership, $500,000
  • Connecticut Science Center for exhibition space modernization, $2 million
  • Connecticut Violence Intervention Program for sanitation and security upgrades, $294,000
  • Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc. for Bloomfield Campus facility renewal and expansion, $1 million
  • Friendship Service Center for expansion, $1 million
  • Gateway To Life, Inc. for safe harbor healthy homes for domestic violence survivors, $93,000
  • The Glendower Group for rehabilitation of West Rock Community Center, $3 million
  • Grace Baptist Church for Grace Child Care Center & Community Center development project, $810,000
  • Greater Dwight Development Corporation for affordable housing for early childhood educators, $1 million
  • Horizons, Inc. for accessibility and a safer outdoor classroom project, $380,000
  • Inspirica, Inc. for ADA compliant bathrooms in the Family Housing Shelter, $194,000
  • La Bodeguita de la Gente for purchasing & upgrading facilities to increase capacity for food distribution, $250,000
  • Marrakech, Inc. for Lunar Drive building renovations, $1.1 million
  • Massaro Community Farm, Inc. for fresh produce donations & produce subscription program in the Greater New Haven and Naugatuck Valley Region, $185,000
  • Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation for rehabilitation, $500,000
  • Midwest Food Bank New England for cold storage renovations, $45,000
  • Mill River Collaborative, Inc. for park construction, $4.537 million
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, Inc. for Gilbert/Sexton neighborhood revitalization, $175,000
  • New Milford Affordable Housing, Inc. for Brookside Commons supportive housing infrastructure improvements, $100,000
  • nOURish Bridgeport, Inc. for renovations to super food pantry and kitchen, $264,000
  • The Open Hearth Association for facility improvements at homeless shelter, $250,000
  • Real Art Ways, Inc. for expansion and facility renovations, $906,000
  • San Juan Center, Inc. for homeownership initiative in Clay Arsenal Neighborhood, $500,000
  • Simsbury Housing Authority for renovations to senior & disabled low income housing facilities, $640,000
  • The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs, Inc. for YMCA facility improvements, $520,000
  • Torrington Housing Authority for fire suppression system repairs, $45,000
  • Town of Trumbull for Veterans and First Responder Center, $1.2 million
  • Washington Community Housing Trust for renovations to Dodge Farm affordable housing, $950,000
  • Waterbury Land Bank Authority, Inc. for W.O.W. neighborhood revitalization with infill housing, $1.045 million
  • Winchester Housing Partners, Inc. for Batcheller School affordable housing, $310,000
  • Youth Continuum for Homeless Youth Services Center completion, $1.2 million