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Danbury Aquatic Sites Receive DEEP Grants

May 4, 2021

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced the inaugural recipients of grant funding via the Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Lake Kenosia in Danbury, Ball Pond in New Fairfield, and Candlewood Lake were among the locations selected to receive these funds.

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Arconti - Statement on PURA's Final Ruling

April 28, 2021

After months of investigations into the tropical storm response of the utility companies, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) released their final decision today. Here is my statement on this:

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund

April 22, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released details on the application and eligibility requirements for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The funding – included in the American Rescue Plan and run by the SBA – will assist the hardest-hit restaurants with the funds they need to meet payroll, purchase COVID-related supplies, and recover industry jobs lost during the pandemic.

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Renters' Rebate Program Available

March 30, 2021

The Renters' Rebate program opens April 1st, and runs through October 1st. This program provides rental reimbursement to elderly and disabled residents in need. These rebates can be up to $900 for married couples and $700 for individuals. The amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the prior calendar year.

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Statement on PURA's Storm Investigation Decision Draft

March 20, 2021

House Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, State Representative David Arconti (D-Danbury) issued the statement below, following the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) release of their proposed final decision draft relating to the tropical storm response investigation of the utilities.

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