CIF2030 Looks to Make Historic Investment in Community EquityOctober 28, 2021
The newly formed Community Investment Board 2030 (CIF2030), co-chaired by Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford), held its initial meeting this week and will oversee a 10-year, $2 billion-plus bonding program designed to advance equity in communities across Connecticut that have historically been underserved and marginalized.
The 21-member Board, which includes House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-Manchester/East Hartford), will make recommendations to the Governor for various capital projects based on prioritized areas of need such as better housing, brownfield remediation, broadband expansion, renovated town facilities and infrastructure, clean energy, and small business support for women and minorities.
"Equity is at the heart of the equation, with an eye toward projects that further a more consistent and systematic fair, just and impartial treatment of residents who belong to communities that have historically been denied such treatment," said Speaker Ritter.
These dollars will directly advance equity in communities across our state and include input by legislators from the Black & Puerto Rican Caucus to ensure all voices and perspectives are considered.
"The vibrancy of our cities is critical to the success of our state and investments like this, which were long overdue, are vital to improving the quality of life for everyone in Connecticut," Ritter said.
You can read an article by the CT Mirror on CIF2030 here.