New grants to fund small town infrastructure projects in Connecticut

New grants to fund small town infrastructure projects in Connecticut

Gov. Ned Lamont has approved $31.3 million in state grants for 77 small towns in Connecticut that will be used to complete infrastructure improvements.

The grants are provided through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), a state program administered by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) that awards grants to small towns for economic development, community preservation, and capital projects for quality of life.

“Our small towns are part of what makes Connecticut such a great place to live and work and by working with them on these grants, the state can help complete these infrastructure projects so these cities can continue to thrive, be competitive.” remain, attract businesses, and improve the quality of life for our residents,” Lamont said in a press statement.

Within Fairfield County, the following places received STEAP grants:

Brookfield: $500,000 in state funding has been approved for the expansion of the Brookfield Market Area Sewer System. This is matched by $313,696.75 from the city.

Easton: $244,000 in state funding has been approved for new pickleball and tennis courts. This will be matched by $61,000 from the city.

Fairfield: $500,000 in state funding has been approved for sidewalk improvements. This is matched by $111,298.60 from the city.

Monroe: $500,000 in state funding approved for Old Zoar Road reconstruction. This is offset by $300,000 from the city.

redness: $203,856 in state funding has been approved for the installation of a walking and fitness trail. This is matched by the city’s $69,564.

Shelton: $120,000 in state funding has been approved for the installation of a walking trail along the Housatonic River. This is offset by $25,000 from the municipality. Shelton will also receive $120,000 in state funding approved to restore the Shelton Canal, which will be matched by $30,000 from the municipal government.

weston: $500,000 in state funding has been approved for building renovations at Weston Police Department. This will be matched by the city’s $264,926.

west gate: $250,000 in state funding has been approved to replace sidewalks near Green Farms School. This will be matched by $100,000 from the city.

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