Senator-elect Paul Cicarella (R-North Haven) applauded the Lamont administration's approval of three infrastructure improvement grants for the 34th Senate District through the state's Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP).
"I want to thank the state for recognizing the value of these local modernization projects and all those who worked together to advocate in support of our communities," Cicarella said Monday. "As I prepare to serve in Hartford, I want to make sure the needs of our communities in the 34th district like these are heard loud and clear and our towns always have a seat at the table."
The grants include the following:
Durham: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for the reconstruction of Shady Lane. This will be matched by $415,900 from the town.
North Haven: $117,150 in state funding has been approved for the replacement of the heating system at the North Haven Memorial Library. This will be matched by $2,500 from the town.
Wallingford: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for improvements and the expansion of the North Cherry Street parking lot. This will be matched by $165,000 from the town.
The STEAP grants are part of a state effort to help municipalities and boost the economy with local investments. For this round of funding, the state implemented a special COVID-19 provision to support towns with expenditures related to their ongoing response to the pandemic, including for new construction, expansion, renovation, or replacement of existing facilities.