Gary Winfield


Gary Winfield



March 12, 2024
Looney, Winfield Welcome Over $3 million in State Funding for New Haven
HARTFORD – Today, the board for the Community Investment Fund (CIF) met to approve more than $3 million to support four projects in New Haven. Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney, who is co-Chair of the CIF board, and Senator Gary Winfield advocated for the funding which will support:

  • Continuum of Care Ella-Blake Project – $2,750,000
  • Friends Center for Children Flint Street Family Campus – $250,000
  • Haven’s Harvest Phase 2 Planning – $250,000
  • New Haven Museum Planning for Lighthouse Road and Whitney Avenue – $350,000
“As co-Chair of the CIF Board I am thrilled to announce the latest round of funding which will support deserving non-profits in New Haven,” said Senator Looney. “Urban centers in Connecticut operate from a point of structural disadvantage, lacking a large taxable property base and without a regional or county system for provision of soical services. State investments from the CIF in communities like New Haven recognize this difficulty and support so many worthy organizations and projects like the ones approved today.”

“Today’s allocation of over $3 million for vital projects in New Haven is a testament to the importance of targeted investment in our communities,” said Senator Winfield. “These funds will not only bolster essential services but also contribute to the overall resilience and prosperity of our city. It’s imperative that we continue to prioritize initiatives that address the unique challenges faced by urban centers, ensuring equitable opportunities for all residents.”

Developed to foster economic development in historically underserved Connecticut communities, this is the latest in hundreds of millions of dollars in total statewide investments for municipalities, nonprofits and community development corporations to support capital improvement, small business capital and planning projects around the state.

The 21 member CIF board includes state Senate and House leaders, commissioners of state departments, state elected leaders and representatives from Governor Lamont’s administration.

Contact: Kevin Coughlin | 203-710-0193 |
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