Contact: Adam Joseph
August 17, 2012
State Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) today welcomed news of a state efficiency incentive grant for the Windham Region Council of Governments to evaluate current insurance strategies and study the cost-saving potential for collaborative insurance purchasing among member municipal governments.
“At the state level we’ve learned how insurance pooling, with its shared risk and economies of scale, can significantly reduce costs for both the insured and insurers, and now this state grant will help local governments in northeastern Connecticut determine if they can collaborate to achieve comparable efficiencies,” Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) said. “This is additional evidence of our willingness to follow-up encouragement of these chances with the resources necessary to pursue them.”
The grant is one of twenty awarded statewide to planning organizations and economic development districts responsible for providing regionalized services.
The $60,000 grant is from the state’s new Regional Performance Incentive Program, to be administered by the state Office of Policy and Management.
“Making local government more efficient will help lower costs and save property tax dollars,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy, while announcing the grants. These grants are an investment in less expensive government. Using improved technology to reduce costs and taking a collaborative approach to providing local services meets the needs of residents in a smarter way.”
Senator Williams said his district will also benefit from a $249,349 grant to the same organization to study the prospect for more collaboration and additional efficiencies among member municipalities.
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