Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

December 7, 2018

New Haven Legislators Welcome $2.2 Million in State Funds for Local Projects

State legislators representing New Haven are pleased to announce that the State Bond Commission is slated to approve $2,263,000 in state funding for several local initiatives and projects at its next meeting.

Included on the commission’s Tuesday, December 11agenda is:

  • $1,000,000 grant-in-aid to Fair Haven Community Health Care for alterations, renovations and improvements to its facilities at 350 and 374 Grand Street in New Haven. The work includes HVAC improvements, interior and exterior renovations, expansion of lobbies and waiting areas, expansion of parking areas and roof replacement.
  • $500,000 grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Theater in New Haven to assist with phase II of renovations and improvements under its centennial plan.
  • $463,000 grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Player Foundation and Long Wharf Theater in New Haven to assist with a facilities planning and market study.
  • $300,000 grant-in-aid to the City of New Haven to assist with creation of The Lost Generation Memorial Garden dedicated to victims of gun violence. The park will be located on Valley Street in the Westville section of the city.

“I am deeply gratified that Governor Malloy has chosen to include these critical investments for the New Haven community on the next State Bond Commission agenda,” Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) said. “In particular, this round of state investments will enhance programs in the arts and in community healthcare, and will help build a safe space where we can gather to remember and honor those who have been affected by gun violence.”

“I want to thank the State Bond Commission for its continued support and funding critical projects in New Haven,” Sen. Gary Winfield (D-New Haven) said. “I am especially grateful for the funding being provided for the memorial garden to honor victims of gun violence, which is something that penetrates deeply into the heart of our community.”

“I am excited about the continued bonding support that Governor Malloy has provided to New Haven,” Rep. Toni Walker (D-New Haven) said. “Each one of the recipients proves an added value to the greater community.”

“I am grateful to Governor Malloy and members of the commission for recognizing the Shubert Theater’s value,” said Rep. Robyn Porter (D-New Haven). “Besides its Broadway-quality shows, The Shubert offers many opportunities for the greater New Haven community, especially young people of color who would otherwise not have the chance to participate in the performing arts at such a high level. This grant also comes at the right time as the theater prepares to celebrate its 100th year.”

“The next investments in the Shubert and Long Wharf will continue to cement New Haven’s reputation as the cultural center of Connecticut,” Rep. Roland Lemar (D-New Haven) said. “The investments in our port will continue to ensure that we build a more efficient transportation network and position us to grow jobs here in New Haven. And I’m also excited about Fair Haven CHC’s growth and the amazing work they will do to improve health outcomes for New Haven residents.”

“I would like to thank the State Bond Commission and Gov. Malloy for approving funds that let us invest in our health care facilities, artistic community, harbors, ports, and marinas,” Rep. Juan Candelaria (D-New Haven) said. “These grants support our economy and strengthen our residents well-being. I am also pleased that New Haven will now have a memorial dedicated to victims of gun violence. We will not forget the lives we have lost.”

“The investment in our health care facilities safeguards and strengthens our resident’s well-being and I can think of no better way to fulfill this priority,” Rep. Michael DiMassa (D-West Haven). “I would like to thank fellow state representatives and colleagues that made this possible. I am pleased that grant-in-aid has been approved to improve our cities ports and harbors, which play a significant role in our economic growth.”