Parking at the Fairfield Hills campus in Newtown is benefiting from federal funding. $500,000 has been approved for environmental upgrades for water flow at the campus. Newtown officials say the project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because of the need for more parking to accommodate increased demand. Some of the historic abandoned brick buildings have been recently renovated. 5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes say $9.6 million was included in appropriations bills for 10 Community Project requests. All 10 projects submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations by Hayes have been included.