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Wilson, Miner Applaud Grant Allocations to Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris, Woodbury

Posted on November 10, 2020 by Admin


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Litchfield – State Rep. David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield), and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) applauded a slate of grants that were recently allocated to towns in the Northwest Corner including, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris and Woodbury. The grants are coming as part of an $11 million Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) allocation to 94 small towns across the state.

“I am grateful for the STEAP grants that will benefit my fellow residents in our rural corner of the state. This investment from the state will provide the necessary funding to complete several local improvement projects. Our local budgets have been brutalized by the impacts of the pandemic. The resources within these grants are arriving to our towns at a critical time,” said Rep. Wilson.

Sen. Miner said, “This STEAP funding is a big win for our community, which is often overlooked by the majority party due to our rural location in the state. I’m happy to see that towns in our region will receive needed funds to complete several local improvement projects that will benefit the quality of life of our residents. In a time of a state and nationwide pandemic, I am heartened to see that we are taking action to improve this quality of life as best as we can.”

The local legislators identified the following STEAP grant items:

  • 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.
  • Litchfield: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for drainage improvements and the resurfacing of North Shore Road. This will be matched by $254,644 from the town
  • Morris: $128,205 in state funding has been approved for the replacement of the retaining wall at the transfer station. This will be matched by $128,205 from the town.
  • Woodbury: $128,000 in state funding has been approved for the constriction of sidewalks at Main Street North.

For additional information on the round of STEAP grants the governor’s statement can be reviewed by clicking here.

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