The Redding Board of Selectmen has been told that a state grant which was set to expire this year, could be extended for use for another three years. First Selectman Julia Pemberton spoke with the Board at their meeting this week about the $400,000 Small Town Economic Assistance Program grant awarded in 2008 for an artificial turf field at the Redding Community Center.
The idea was rejected by residents earlier this year in a vote.
The STEAP grant is not specific to the Community Center and could be used for other fields and improvements. Pemberton said this week it's very likely the grant will be expanded so the town doesn't lose it.