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October 1, 2010

Williams Welcomes Grants That Will Help Provide Jobs in Eastern Connecticut

Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) says Brooklyn, Canterbury, Putnam, and Thompson each received funding

Hartford: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) says four towns in the 29th Senate District are receiving grants from the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP).

The financial assistance is available through the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP); in 2009 Governor Rell signed into law the $20 million grant program for Fiscal Year 2011.

“Without this funding, local residents might be forced to pick up the tab,” said Senator Williams. “I’m pleased we’re able to ease that burden, while at the same time help the local economy and improve the quality of life in these towns.”

The projects include:

  • Brooklyn Roadway reconstruction and safety improvements on Wolf Den, Elliot and Woodward Roads ($200,000)
  • Canterbury Construction of a new Public Works garage ($200,000)
  • Putnam Farmer's Market parking improvements and drainage installation ($15,000)
  • Thompson Construction of a new building for the Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group ($200,000)

“It is critical that Connecticut’s small towns aren’t forgotten; that’s why I’ve supported this initiative and will continue to do so,” said Senator Williams.

 

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