Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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March 24, 2022

Sen. Anwar Welcomes Bond Commission Support of East Hartford, East Windsor Projects

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) welcomed the State Bond Commission placing $3.8 million in total funding for projects in East Hartford and East Windsor on the agenda for its March 30 meeting. The funding will support East Hartford’s Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and support significant park improvements in East Windsor.

“I am grateful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for supporting these important projects in our district, especially given their positive impact on the local community,” said Sen. Anwar. “The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology plays a vital role in educating the manufacturers of tomorrow in the most cutting-edge advances; funding its apprenticeship programs will play a significant role in supporting the workforce of tomorrow. As well, heavy investment in East Windsor’s parks will provide local residents with safer, improved resources for outdoor recreation. I look forward to seeing these projects receive this funding; it will bolster what they can offer to Connecticut.”

“These state funds for East Hartford and East Windsor will help ensure that the towns can continue supporting the needs of those who live the community, and I’m glad that we are able to partner with them on these projects,” said Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission.

According to the State Bond Commission’s March 30 meeting agenda, the following funding distributions will be made, pending final approval:

  • In East Hartford, the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology will receive $3 million in grants for projects recommended through the Manufacturing Innovation Fund, most prominently supporting apprenticeship programs.
  • In East Windsor, $800,000 will be invested in town parks, including installing lighting and irrigation among other upgrades.