Major State Grants Announced for Local ProjectsJuly 25, 2022
The State is making major new investments in a variety of community projects in Hartford.
Targeted funding will go to the City of Hartford, the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), Connecticut Science Center, as well as a number of local neighborhood non-profits to help with their missions.
Among the City of Hartford grants is funding for:
- Brownfield remediation - $2 million
- The hARTline linear park project connecting Hartford and Bloomfield - $1.5million
- Property improvements on Magnolia and Irving streets - $1 million
Included in the CRDA funding is $5.5 million for redevelopment of the former Fuller Brush factory in north Hartford into new housing units. The Connecticut Science Center is slated to receive $10 million for renovations and technology upgrades.
This is a much-needed infusion in upgrading our physical infrastructure for the benefit of everyone who lives in and visits Hartford, which in turn will help encourage further investment and economic growth in our city. I'm proud to have been able to help secure this funding and grateful for the work and support of my colleagues in the Hartford legislative delegation throughout the process.
Specific non-profit grants are designated for the:
- Elizabeth Park Conservancy - $1 million
- Northside Neighborhood Alliance - $500,000
- YMCA of Greater Hartford, Albany Ave. location - $500,000
- Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, Northwest location - $500,000
Each grant will help these community-based organizations move their important mission forward which will not only enhance the quality of life in the neighborhoods they are located, but benefit all residents throughout the City. These non-profits have a proven track record of improving the lives of the people they serve.
The State Bond Commission will officially approve the funds on July 29.