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.
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.
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.
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.