State Investment in Stamford

July 13, 2016

The State Bond Commission approved $5.8 million in funding for Stamford.

This infusion of state funding will be a great boost to Stamford’s community service providers.

The funding includes:

  • $529,000 to Mental Health Connecticut, Inc. for renovations and improvements to its facility at 48 Quintard Terrace in Stamford. The project includes upgrades to the HVAC system, new plumbing, energy efficiency improvements, and living space renovations.
  • $750,000 to Fairfield County Hospice House to assist with completion of construction of its new facility in Stamford.
  • $4.4 million for the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Inc. to assist with construction of an expanded teen center at the Mary C. Rich Clubhouse and for renovations and improvements to the Yerwood Center.
  • $160,000 for the intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program. The program is established to provide grants to municipalities to jointly acquire by purchase or by lease, equipment and vehicles necessary to the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service. The funding is specifically for personal protective equipment to be shared between Stamford, Darien, Greenwich, and Norwalk.

I want to applaud the hard work of Stamford’s legislative delegation for helping to secure this critical funding for mental health services and vital youth organizations. These are bedrock services that Stamford children and families depend upon.