Rep. Dillon: New Haven Delegation Welcomes Over $25 Million In State Funding

June 5, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,

I am proud to announce that New Haven will receive over $25 million in state bonding funding for housing, education, non-profits, and community improvements.

The bond agenda includes:

  • Continuum of Care Ella-Blake Project - $2,750,000
    • Funds for Continuum of Care to purchase its two facilities at 977 Ella Grasso Blvd. and 163 Blake St. in order to preserve 58 units of affordable housing.
  • $2,648,000 to the Educational Center for the Arts for various capital upgrades
  • $350,000 to the Community Resources for Justice for the Family Reentry Center of New Haven for facility updates and improvements
  • $142,000 to the Goodwill of New Haven for a glass pulverizer
  • $900,000 to the Christian Community Action, Inc. for renovations to the ARISA Center in New Haven
  • $8,769,517 to the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven for alterations and improvements
  • $7,500,000 to the City of New Haven for alterations and improvements to the Adult Education Building at 188 Bassett Street
  • $850,000 to Amistad School of New Haven for capital improvements
  • $850,000 to Elm City College Prep for capital improvements 
  • Friends Center for Children Flint Street Family Campus - $250,000
    • Planning grant for community engagement and design of the Flint Street Family Campus
  • Haven's Harvest Phase 2 Planning - $250,000
    • Phase II Planning – funds for planning towards community engagement and a feasibility study of the intersection of its work and the needs of the community in the Fair Haven neighborhood.
  • New Haven Museum Planning for Lighthouse Road and Whitney Avenue - $350,000
    • Planning for 325 Lighthouse Rd. and 114 Whitney Ave. – funds for community engagement, a master plan, and designs for renovations and upgrades for the museum’s two sites

I am excited by all of the capital improvement projects on the agenda, especially the investment to preserve affordable housing. Thank you to the State Bond Commission for their consideration. These projects will be officially approved during the commission's meeting on Friday.


Patricia Dillon


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