Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

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May 7, 2024
Senator Bob Duff

Duff Secures Additional $5 Million in State Funding for Norwalk

HARTFORD – Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff led passage of House Bill 5523, An Act Concerning Allocations of Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funds and Provisions Related to General Government, Human Services, Education, and the Biennium Ending June 30 2025, which included an additional new allocation of $5 million in federal ARPA funding for the city of Norwalk.

“I’m proud to have led passage of this critical funding for the city of Norwalk,” said Senator Duff. “With the upcoming property tax revaluation and the shift of the property tax burden from commercial to more residential real estate property, this funding will go a long way to helping relieve the property tax burden on homeowners. This new state grant brings Norwalk’s 2025 state funding total to $32.6 million, which is a $6.4 million increase over last year.”

“I want to thank Senator Duff for his leadership in securing $5 million from the State for Norwalk,” said Mayor Harry Rilling. “He always brings millions and millions of dollars to Norwalk and we are immensely grateful.”

Democrats in Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March of 2021 as a means of boosting the American economy amid a downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every single congressional Republican voted against this funding, which has since supported initiatives including workforce development, public health and safety, and local governments across the nation.