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Greater Danbury area towns awarded STEAP grants

Several Greater Danbury area towns are sharing in more than $11 million of state funding for grants through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program.  94 municipalities will use the funding for infrastructure improvement projects. This is the first time since 2016 that the state has awarded STEAP funding.

The governor said that he reinstated the program in an effort to support Connecticut’s municipalities while implementing projects that will give a boost to the economy and help in their response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For this round of funding, he 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.

Bethel: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for the replacement of the culvert and headwalls at Codfish Hill Road. This will be matched by $332,339 from the town.

Bethlehem: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for the purchase of self-contained breathing units for the fire department as part of its COVID-19 response. This will be matched by $21,582 from the town.

Bridgewater: $100,000 in state funding has been approved for Phase 2 of the Bridgewater Community Center, including the demolition and remediation of the existing structure to rebuild with salvaged materials. This will be matched by $50,000 from the town.

Brookfield: $128,205 in state funding has been approved to hire a design consultant related to the redesign of town hall. This will be matched by $29,785 from the town.

New Fairfield: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for COVID-related HVAC improvements at town hall. This will be matched by $27,695 from the town.

New Milford: $105,200 in state funding has been approved for the design and engineering of a new kitchen facility at the senior center. This will be matched by $26,300 from the town.

Newtown: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for the installation of a parking lot, pavilion, and kiosk at the Sandy Hook Heritage Park and Trail. This will be matched by $12,000 from the town.

Ridgefield: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for the expansion and renovation of the Boys & Girls Club. This will be matched by $2,600,000 from the town.

Roxbury: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for a new keycard entry system, audio, and visual technology upgrades at the town. This will be matched by $21,795 from the town.

Seymour: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for a new building for equipment storage and the replacement of the gasoline system at the Seymour Public Works facility. This will be matched by $155,487.75 from the town.

Sherman: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for structural repairs at the town-owned Happy Acres Farm barn. This will be matched by $196,000 from the town.

Southbury: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for the construction of a municipal fueling station. This will be matched by $510,000 from the town.

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