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Community Project Funding

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Connecticut’s Third District. As Chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which sets federal spending, Chair DeLauro is committed to meeting the needs of our communities in a transparent and accountable way.

Under Appropriations Committee guidelines she developed and which have been praised by experts across the political spectrum, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on Chair DeLauro’s reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Chair DeLauro has certified that she, her spouse, and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested.

Projects

Listed below are the ten projects Congresswoman DeLauro has submitted to the House Appropriations Committee. Projects are listed in alphabetical order:

 

City of Ansonia - $2.5 million

  • This project will provide funding for the reconstruction of an essential access bridge to the former Ansonia Copper & Brass industrial complex. This bridge would restore critical access and safety to the 50-acre parcel, one of the largest industrially zoned parcels in the Naugatuck Valley.
  • The sponsor of this project is the City of Ansonia, 253 Main Street, Ansonia, Connecticut 06401.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

City of Middletown - $1 million

  • This project will provide funding to modernize building infrastructure at R.M. Keating Historical Enterprise Park. The modernization of this former industrial building will not only add to the revitalization of the North End and bring jobs to the area but will turn unusable empty space into new, leasable space for non-profit and small businesses, entrepreneurial support programs, as well as community spaces for events and programming. The building is also located along and will be incorporated into a future walking trail along the Coginchaug and Mattabassett Rivers.
  • The sponsor of this project is the City of Middletown, 245 deKoven Drive, Middletown, Connecticut 06457.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

City of New Haven - $2 million

  • This project will provide funding for the implementation of the New Haven Community Crisis Response Team. This mobile crisis team program will be integrated into the existing 911 and non-emergency dispatch system and the human services network within the region.
  • The sponsor of this project is the City of New Haven, 165 Church Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

New Haven Public Schools - $2 million

  • This project will provide funding for New Haven Public Schools to introduce and implement a manufacturing program through a partnership with local universities and community colleges and industry leaders to fill the entry-level technical positions in the manufacturing sector. The program will give students a unique opportunity to earn an industry-recognized, two-year associate's degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Gateway Community College, along with their high school diploma within a six-year experience.
  • The sponsor of this project is New Haven Public Schools, 54 Meadow Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06519.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

Sterling House Community Center - $1.5 million

  • This project will provide funding for facility improvements to replace a 135-year-old tile roof, gutter system, and other deteriorating areas of the building’s exterior at the Sterling House Community Center. These improvements will support Sterling House as Stratford’s largest Food Pantry and social service agency whose programs include pre-school, afterschool, summer day camp, and many other community services.
  • The sponsor of this project is Sterling House Community Center, Inc., 2283 Main Street, Connecticut 06615.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

St. Martin de Porres Academy - $350,000

  • This project will provide funding for recreational facilities renewal at St. Martin de Porres Academy. These recreational facilities include building a safer basketball court away from the parking lot where there are some potential safety issues and building a field suitable for students to play various sports including soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. This development will strengthen the overall Hill neighborhood section of New Haven and contribute to the health, development, and well-being of students at St. Martin de Porres Academy.
  • The sponsor of this project is St. Martin de Porres Academy, 208 Columbus Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut 06519.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

Town of Branford - $2.25 million

  • This project will provide funding for the full reconstruction of the East Industrial Road in Branford, from Leetes Island Road to the southbound Interstate 95 exit ramps (0.35 miles). Regionally, this project is vital to economic development and growth and will serve the towns of Branford, Guilford, North Branford, and beyond. The full reconstruction will provide access to a large supermarket, numerous restaurants, retailers, breweries and vineyards, the local YMCA, farms, medical facilities, manufacturing and biotech facilities, distribution hubs, hotels, local shellfish processing facilities, public trails, and the Stony Creek Quarry featuring their distinctive pink granite.
  • The sponsor of this project is the Town of Branford, 1019 Main Street, Branford, Connecticut 06405
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

Town of Durham - $3,412,455

  • The project will provide funding for the expansion of public water to supply clean drinking water to a contaminated area via an interlocal agreement between the Town of Durham and the City of Middletown. For decades, properties in the center of Durham were polluted by toxic chemicals requiring filtering and monitoring. By provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water, this project will protect the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors within the region.
  • The sponsor of this project is the Town of Durham, P.O. Box 428 30 Townhouse Road, Durham, Connecticut 06422
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

Town of North Branford - $610,500

  • This project will provide funding for an updated, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center for the Town of North Branford, which currently operates with outdated and vintage 1970’s technology. These new resources will translate into greater capabilities, better response and recovery coordination, and a more resilient community.
  • The sponsor of this project is the town of North Branford, 909 Foxon Road, North Branford, Connecticut 06471.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

 

Wallingford Housing Authority - $500,000

  • This project will provide funding for the interior and exterior renovation of 2 Wharton Brook Drive, including kitchen and bathroom replacements, flooring, windows, and heating/cooling units as well as exterior components including roof, siding, entry/exit doors, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant entrances and walkways, and revitalization improvements. These improvements will further build a sustainable and prosperous community where residents enjoy a clean, safe, and comfortable living environment.
  • The sponsor of this project is Wallingford Housing Authority, 45 Tremper Drive, Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492.
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.