Historic Fairfield Burr Mansion Receives Funds

October 16, 2015

State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield) announced that Fairfield's Burr Mansion in Fairfield Center was included among the twelve towns throughout Connecticut approved to receive funding under the state's Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), which assists with infrastructure improvement projects.

"I thank Governor Malloy for including Fairfield's Burr Mansion in this round of STEAP grants," Rep. McCarthy Vahey said. "This venerable landmark is a center of social, educational and cultural activity. These funds will help with upkeep and will improve access for those with disabilities."

"By partnering with our smaller communities, our state can assist towns with infrastructure projects that will help them grow, remain competitive, attract businesses, and bring added value to residents for years to come," Governor Malloy said. "These STEAP grants allow us to get funding directly to municipalities to complete projects that make Connecticut a better place to work and live."

Fairfield received $500,000 for updates to the historic Burr Mansion in Fairfield Center. Updates include essential safety, code and ADA access improvements that will ensure every community member can enjoy the various activities and services offered at Burr Mansion. The current structure, rich with history and culture, serves as both an educational and social center and also houses some of the community's most active social service agencies.

There will be additional STEAP announcements made in the near future.