Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



December 8, 2022

Senator Moore Welcomes Over $5 Million for Projects in Bridgeport

Today, state Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) is welcoming funding approved by the State Bond Commission for four projects in Bridgeport. Funds will be allocated to help construct a Housing Development, help with improvements at 7 schools in Bridgeport, design a streetscape program, and to provide renovations to the Center for Family Justice.

“Updating our schools not only improves the exterior and interior of school buildings, but improves student morale,” said Sen. Moore. “Students deserve an updated environment to learn and when we put effort into their studies, they are more likely to take advantage of the opportunity they have in front of them. I am also grateful for the funding being allocated to improve the Center for Family Justice. We are giving hope to women, families, and children when we invest in helping those who need it most. I am proud of our community in Bridgeport and this is well deserved for the future of our residents.”

“Today we were able to get a significant amount of state funding released for Bridgeport that will be used for several projects in the city, most notably for upgrades to several schools, the redevelopment of a former housing complex to create more housing in the city, streetscape improvements that will benefit the potential of small businesses on East Main Street, and financial support for the Center for Family Justice, which provides critical support services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault,” Governor Ned Lamont said. “I am glad that we could get this funding for the city approved and see it put into action.”

Under the Bonding Agenda, over $1.8 million is set to provide grants-in-aid for improvements to various Commissioner’s Network Schools. Projects include alterations, repairs, improvements, technology and equipment to help address building and site deficiencies, and to promote the health, safety, and learning of the students. The schools set to include funding include, Barnum School, Bassick High School, Bridgeport Military Academy, Wilbur Cross Elementary, Dunbar Elementary, Harding High School, and & Marin Elementary School.

Also under the Bonding Agenda, over $1.7 million is being set aside for Phase I of the housing development at Baldwin Holdings. This housing development will take place at a former public housing complex site and is set to add 50 mixed-income units.

$750,000 will be allocated to the East Main Street Revitalization Association for a planning grant for a streetscape program that will elevate the protentional of small businesses along East Main Street.

And, $1.2 million will be allocated to provide a grant-in-aid to The Center for Family Justice, Inc. for renovations and improvements to its facility in Bridgeport.