Woodbridge Receives State Grant For Senior Center Improvements

WOODBRIDGE, CT — Woodbridge is receiving a grant of just over $128,000 from the state to go toward renovations and improvements to the senior center, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday. The town is kicking in $10,000 that will also go toward the improvement project.

The money is part of a pool of $11 million from the state under the Small Town Economic Assistance Program; 94 communities throughout Connecticut will share in the funding.

State Sen. James Maroney (D-Milford) welcomed the new state funding for capital improvement projects. Maroney represents Milford, Orange, and Woodbridge, all three of which are receiving money through the program.

“This new funding will do nothing but increase business that will hopefully help our economy,” Maroney said. “The pandemic really was a huge factor in the loss of profits across the state and with this new funding to make these renovations, the future is already starting to look brighter. I am thankful Governor Lamont took the time to make sure money was allocated to several local towns in our community.”

Lamont 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For this round of funding, Lamont implemented a special coronavirus 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.

This article originally appeared on the Bethwood Patch

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