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Carlo Leone

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Representing Stamford & Darien

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Contact: Kevin Coughlin
860-240-8671

January 22, 2016

Leone Applauds State’s Investment in Health and Education

STAMFORD, CT—Today, Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) and the Stamford House delegation applauded the State Bond Commission’s planned investment of over $13 million grant-in-aid investment in Stamford education and healthcare. The State Bond Commission is expected to approve $5 million for Stamford’s Community Health Center, $5,825,000 for the DOMUS Charter School, and $2,425,000 in funding as a part of the Alliance Districts program for general improvements to school buildings.

“Investing in our education and its infrastructure is crucial to building the future of Stamford as our city continues to grow and excel,” said Senator Leone. “The new funding will also alleviate some of the burden off of the local school budget and property taxes in the city paving the way for continued educational investments.”

The $5,825,000 grant-in-aid funding for the DOMUS Charter School are for building improvements and utility upgrades for the Stamford school.

The $2,425,000 grant-in-aid Alliance District funding for Stamford Public Schools can be used for projects such as improvements to windows, doors, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, communications/technology systems, lockers, floors, ceilings, restrooms, lighting, energy efficiency, entryways, driveways, parking areas, play areas, athletic fields, various equipment, roof repairs and installation or upgrade of security equipment.

“In addition, growing our Community Health Center is a great investment in healthcare access for the people of Stamford and the surrounding region,” said Senator Leone. “These funds will continue to improve the Connecticut quality of life and I would like to thank Governor Malloy with his leadership and the State Bond Commission for all of the important funding for the city of Stamford.”

The $5 million grant-in-aid funding for Stamford’s Community Health Center will help pay for the acquisition and renovation of a new location for an expanded Health Center.

“I am thrilled that Stamford is in line to receive more than $13 million for education and healthcare,” Rep. William Tong (D-Stamford, Darien) said. “Our delegation worked hard with Governor Malloy to secure this critical funding for the health center, DOMUS Charter School and improvements to our school buildings.”

“I applaud the $2.4 million in bonding the Stamford delegation secured to improve Stamford Public School buildings,” Rep. Caroline Simmons (D-Stamford) said. “This funding will help ensure that all students are able to learn in a safe, secure, and healthy school environment.”

“I am very pleased to see these funds coming to Stamford,” said State Rep. Terry Adams (D-Stamford). “I would like to thank Governor Malloy and the Bond Commission for their support to our schools and health centers.”

The request for funding is included on this month’s State Bond Commission agenda and is expected to be approved at its meeting on January 29.

 

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Vice Chair: Finance, Revenue & Bonding; Transportation

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