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Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney, Himes, Esty Announce Federal Energy Grants for Farms in Lebanon, Easton,...

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced today four USDA Rural Energy for America grants for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments at farms in Lebanon, Easton, Litchfield and New Canaan

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, HIMES ANNOUNCE $500,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS YOUTH IN GREATER BRIDGEPORT

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a three-year, $179,776 per year federal grant to the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc., to support the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis. With help from this grant, the Janus Center will provide shelter and homelessness prevention and intervention services to 1,200 male, female and transgender runaway, homeless and street youth under the age of 18 from Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton.

Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Congressman John Larson (D-1), Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Congressman Jim Himes (D-4), and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) announced more than $3 million in federal grants under the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to prevent veteran homelessness in Connecticut. The grants will provide access to critical services to help very low-income veterans’ families avoid homelessnes

Gov. Malloy and State Officials Announce Federal Grant to Continue Supporting Housing for Veterans

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut is receiving a federal grant of nearly $400,000 that will support 43 new HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers, which combines rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and case management services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support veterans who are at risk of homelessness.

SENATE PASSES BILL TO FUND CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING PRIORITIES FOR CONNECTICUT

Murphy Helped Craft Bill In Committee, Secured Funding For Connecticut Priorities; Bill Includes An Additional $249 Million To Improve Rail Safety And Reliability & $135 Million To Help Low-Income Families Remove Lead From Their Homes

Courtney Hosts USDA Grant And Loan Program Seminars For Local Leaders

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) concluded two days of seminars designed to inform local leaders in eastern Connecticut about grant opportunities available through the USDA-Rural Development Direct Loan & Grant Programs. At events held in Dayville and Colchester, Congressman Courtney discussed the loan program which supported $38.6 million in loans and $5.2 million in grants in Connecticut’s Second Congressional District last year. That funding helped to launch several projects such as expanding the municipal sewer system in Deep River, purchasing new emergency room equipment at Day Kimball Hospital, and building a new fire house in the East Putnam Fire District, among others.

Larson Applauds DHS Grants to East and West Hartford Fire Departments

On September 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that the West Hartford Fire Department and Town of East Hartford Fire Department were among the recipients of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) awards. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) said the following

DeLauro Announces $403,423 In Federal Grants For West Haven, Naugatuck Fire Departments

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today announced the West Haven and Naugatuck fire departments have been awarded federal grants for $314,404 and $89,019, respectively. West Haven will use their grant for fire officer training and Naugatuck will use theirs for firefighter breathing equipment.

Gov. Malloy Announces $7 Million in Grants for Brownfield Redevelopment in 12 Communities Throughout...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will award $7 million to 12 brownfield redevelopment and assessment projects across the state, including $5.4 million to four remediation and redevelopment projects and $1.5 million to eight projects for assessment and investigation. Together, the projects will help clean up and assess a total of 462 acres of commercial, industrial and municipal properties

Bartolomeo Announces Brownfield Redevelopment Grant for Downtown Meriden

Senator Danté Bartolomeo (D-Meriden) joined Governor Dannel P. Malloy in announcing that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will award a grant for the remediation and redevelopment of a blighted site in downtown Meriden. The $1,725,000 grant will be used to rehabilitate the former Record-Journal building at 11 Crown Street.

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, HIMES ANNOUNCE $2.4 MILLION IN TRAINING TO WORK AND FACE FORWARD GRANTS...

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Congressman Jim Himes (D-4) today announced $2.4 million in grant funds awarded to The WorkPlace of Bridgeport, which will be used towards improving opportunities for adults and youths who have been involved in the criminal justice system. The WorkPlace is an organization that is geared towards strengthening and developing the Connecticut workforce.

Himes, Finch applaud EPA grants to clean up hazardous sites in Bridgeport area

The EPA’s Brownfields program works with states and localities by providing funds to help clean up properties that may be contaminated by hazardous substances or pollutants. In this round of funding, the EPA is distributing $600,000 to areas in the 4th district.

West Haven Housing Authority Receives $111,942 Federal Grant To Address Veteran Homelessness

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) applauded the West Haven Housing Authority today for receiving a $111,942 federal grant to alleviate veteran homelessness. That money means 13 vouchers will be available to get veterans off the streets or out of shelters and into a permanent home. The grant announced today has been made possible by the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program.

Office of Early Childhood Receives $10.4 Million in Federal Funding to Support State Home...

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood today announced that Connecticut will be receiving an additional $10.4 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Home Visiting Program). These funds will allow Connecticut to expand voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children. Connecticut was awarded $1 million of federal funding for the Home Visiting Program last August

Himes Calls on Conn. Officials to Help Shoreline Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - February 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today called on the Connecticut Interagency Hazard Mitigation Committee to reconsider a controversial decision not to consider municipal grant requests for homeowners to elevate homes vulnerable to flooding in the community. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program awards will instead be awarded to municipal infrastructure projects despite requests from municipal leaders to prioritize residents over projects. Individual homeowners believed funding would be available before the Committee announced its decision

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MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED;...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

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Gov. Malloy Statement on the Nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement regarding the nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)