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Gary Winfield

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New Haven Legislators Welcome $13.5M in State Funds for Local Projects

Members of the New Haven delegation today announced that over $13 million in critical state funding for several local initiatives and projects has been approved by the State Bond Commission.

Included on the commission’s agenda is:

  • $10 million grant for reconstruction of New Haven Public Works facility
  • $2.3 million grant to finance repairs and replacement of various sidewalks throughout the city
  • $575,000 grant for improvements to little league baseball fields in Fairmont Park
  • $500,000 grant to assist Common Ground School with repayment of debt
  • $217,597 grant-in-aid for construction of a playground and splash pad at DeGale Field
  • New Haven could also benefit from a state-wide $10 million grant to provide supplemental funding for the Brownfields Remediation and Revitalization Program. The funds will be used to provide grants and low-interest loans to eligible applicants for the remediation of contaminated brownfield sites to bring them back to productive use.

“New Haven’s delegation in continuing to deliver significant funding for critical infrastructure improvements and community-oriented projects,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney. “The funding for sidewalk paving and the Public Works garage will save New Haven taxpayers more than $12 million. I want to than Governor Malloy for his support of these projects and my fellow delegation members for their work in securing this funding.”

“These investments will directly translate to new activities for our children, less brownfields, and a more walkable New Haven, which are important pieces to moving our city forward,” said Senator Gary Winfield (D-New Haven). “I am proud to have worked with my colleagues in the legislature to bring state money back to our city so New Haven taxpayers don’t have to bear the total cost of these projects.”

“I have been working hard to enhance and maintain locations that focus on safe family activities and DeGale Field was one,” said Representative Toni Walker (D-New Haven). “This $217,597 grant will help refurbish a very popular community park.”

“I am pleased these projects are moving forward,” Representative Alphonse Paolillo (D-New Haven) said. “The Public Works building, in desperate need of repair, will serve the community for years to come after renovations are complete. Additional state funding for citywide sidewalk repairs will promote pedestrian safety along with much needed residential and business infrastructure improvements. I thank the governor, Bond Commission members and my fellow New Haven legislators for their work on obtaining funds for these projects.”

“I want to thank my New Haven legislative colleagues for their help in securing these funds for our city,” Representative Robyn Porter (D-New Haven) said. “All of these projects will help to improve the quality of life in New Haven for children and families. Thanks also to the governor and Bond Commission members for acting on our bond applications.”

“This money awarded by the State Bond Commission is an asset to strengthening New Haven’s infrastructure,” said Representative Juan Candelaria (D-New Haven). “The repairs and replacement to various sidewalks along with reconstruction of the Public Works Facility will improve the quality of life of our residents. I thank the State Bond Commission for investing in our community.”

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