James Maroney


James Maroney



October 6, 2023

Senators Maroney, Cabrera & Representative Welander Welcome $500,000 in Grants to Woodbridge

Today, state Senators James Maroney (D-Milford) and Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden) along with state Representative Mary Welander (D-Hamden) welcomed the state’s announcement that $500,000 in state grants through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program, also known as STEAP, will be released to Woodbridge. This funding will provide upgrades to the Woodbridge fire department.

“Our firefighters go to work every day not knowing what the day will bring,” said Sen. Maroney. “These brave first responders protect our community every day. They deserve an upgraded environment and a place they can work on training future firefighters to protect our loved ones. I am grateful to Governor Lamont for his support.”

“Just a few months ago I advocated with state officials to approve the Woodbridge fire training facility. It’s time to modernize this facility and give firefighters the tools and the space they need to be safe and successful and to keep the people of Woodbridge safe,” said Sen. Jorge Cabrera. “I’m happy to see this funding has been approved.”

“Supporting the creation of a unified space for training and storage for the Woodbridge Fire Department was a no brainer,” said Rep. Mary Welander. “Firefighters should not have to cross a busy state road to access potentially life-saving tools. They already put their lives at risk every day protecting our communities. I am proud to support this project to make their important work safer.”

“Our small towns are an integral part of what makes Connecticut such a special place to live and work,” Governor Ned Lamont said. “By working with them on these grants, the state can help get these vital projects completed so these towns can continue to grow, thrive, and attract businesses, while improving the quality of life for our residents.”

$500,000 in state funding will be used for the Woodbridge fire department training and storage facility.