Nonprofit Funding, Lyman Allyn Tour, and more

April 12, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,

Happy Friday! Next week, the Connecticut House of Representatives will be in session on Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18 at 11am.

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In this week's eblast, you can read about a new round of funding for some New London nonprofits, info about the tour I had at Lyman Allyn, and more. You can click on the links below to navigate between sections.
Funding For Our Nonprofits
This week, Governor Lamont announced $35.5 million in state grants to support nonprofits across the state. The funds will go to "items such as facility alterations, renovations, improvements, and additions; new construction; health, safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act projects; energy conservation improvements; information technology systems; technology that promotes client independence; purchase of vehicles; and acquisition of property."

Four New London projects are included in this round of funding:

  • Safe Futures - $168,190 for HVAC system improvements at Phoenix House Transitional Housing
  • Safe Futures - $44,600 for window replacement at Phoenix House Transitional Housing
  • Safe Futures - $167,769 for upgrades to the emergency domestic violence shelter
  • Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut - $295,000 for facility improvements

These grants will help some of our most important nonprofit providers give residents the best services possible, and I thank the Lamont administration for their support!

Lyman Allyn Tour
It was great to visit the Lyman Allyn Art Museum last week with New London State Rep. Anthony Nolan, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, New London Mayor Michael Passero, and so many more. We were there to celebrate the more than $3.2 million in state funding from grants awarded through the Community Investment Fund and the Good to Great Program to develop the Lyman Allyn Park - turning the museum's outdoor space into a 12-acre urban art park.
New London is a prime example of what happens when state and local governments work together to enhance our communities. The success and progress we have seen at Lyman Allyn Museum would not have been possible without the support of Lieutenant Governor Bysiewicz and the Lamont administration.
UConn Huskies: Back to Back Champions!
The legacy of excellence continues! Congratulations to our unstoppable Huskies on a back-to-back NCAA championship titles! Let's go for three!
If you're free tomorrow, the Huskies will hold their victory parade in Hartford at 11am starting at the State Capitol Building and ending at the XL Center.
New Wrong Way Driving Installations
I'm pleased to announce that last night into this morning, a new wrong way detection system was installed at the Exit 85 northbound off-ramp from I-95 to Bridge Street in Groton.

These wrong way detection systems are a proven and effective measure to keep all our drivers safe, and I thank the Department of Transportation for installing them here and across the state in a manner that is both efficient and respective of drivers.

I will continue to keep you updated on any other construction happening in our district.

National Library Week

I hope you've had a great National Library Week!

Now is as good a time as ever to visit your local library, get your library card, and dive into a wonderful book.

Connecticut House Democrats stand with local librarians as we heed their invaluable insights and work together to pass legislation that supports literacy, education, and access to knowledge for all. Let's write a brighter future, one chapter at a time.

Silence on the Streets Documentary
A reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm at the Garde Arts Center (325 State St., New London), the documentary "Silence on the Streets" will be shown. The documentary delves into how the illicit opioid and fentanyl crisis impacts inner city communities. This is a tough documentary to watch, but one that becomes more relevant every day.

You can buy tickets for this free event here.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 1-800-842-8267 or by email at For legislative updates, please like my Official Facebook Page.


Christine Conley


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