$4 Million in Community Investment Funds Coming to Water Line Extension Project in East Windsor

March 14, 2023

CIF funds coming to East Windsor for a water line extension


$4 million will be used to extend the public water line along Windsorville Road and Old Ellington Road, providing safe and reliable drinking water to 31 residences and Housing Authority's Park Hill complex

Today, the Community Investment Fund 2030 approved $4 million to extend the public water line along Windsorville Road and Old Ellington Road to provide safe and reliable drinking water to 31 residences with contaminated wells, as well as the East Windsor Housing Authority's Park Hill complex of 84 unites. The extension of the water line will also provide the necessary infrastructure for the Housing Authority to implement a second phase and develop 123 new, affordable units of housing. It also makes fire suppression possible in existing units. 

“I worked hard with House leadership to ensure this project was a priority. This is a good strategic investment in town,” said State Representative Jaime Foster (D-Ellington). “The 31 homes along Windsorville Road and Old Ellington Road, and the residents living in the Park Hill complex, should have access to safe and reliable drinking water, and with this project's completion, that will happen. No one should have to question whether or not their water is safe to consume.”

“This funding will address a long-standing public safety concern," said East Windsor First Selectman Jason Bowsza.  “The Park Hill community, home to low-income seniors and residents with disabilities, isn’t currently serviced by fire hydrants.  Extension of a public water line into that neighborhood will prevent a potential disaster in the event of a fire, will bring peace of mind to the residents there, and will provide safe drinking water to a vulnerable population.  Thank you to Rep. Foster, Sen. Anwar, and Rep. Hall for their advocacy, and to Governor Lamont, Senate President Looney, and Speaker Ritter for their support.”

CIF is a statewide program authorized in Section 32-285a of the Connecticut General Statutes. The fund awards up to $175 million each fiscal year. It is awarded across two or more application periods per year.

CIF fosters economic development in historically underserved communities across the state.

Grants are available for:

  • Capital improvement programs, such as brownfield remediation, affordable housing, infrastructure, clean energy development, and home or public facility rehabilitation
  • Small business capital programs, including revolving or micro loan programs, gap financing, and start-up funds to establish small businesses

Several state entities work together to award CIF grants:

  • The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) administers the program by overseeing the application process, vetting applications, sending application summaries to the CIF Board, and managing awards and reporting.
  • The CIF Board and Office of the Governor review applications and the summaries prepared by DECD and make recommendations to the State Bond Commission.
  • The State Bond Commission approves projects for grants.