Jorge Cabrera

State Senator

Jorge Cabrera

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together to Solve Problems

May 7, 2024


Tuesday, May 7, 2024


State Senator Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden) announced today that the state will provide three Naugatuck groups with $500,000, a Beacon Falls group with $100,000, and a Hamden group with $75,000 after Democrats negotiated, wrote, and voted to use one-time, unexpended American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for Connecticut that President Biden and Congressional Democrats approved back in 2021.

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,” passed the House and Senate on mostly partisan lines and now heads to Governor Lamont for his signature into law.

“I’m pleased to be able to bring some mid-year funds to some very deserving local groups who do so much good for our community. This is a one-shot infusion of capital that I’m sure will be put to good use,” Sen. Cabrera said.

Under the terms of the bill approved by Democrats today:

· The Peter J. Foley Little League of Naugatuck, founded 75 years ago, will receive $200,000 in ARPA funds

· The Union City Little League of Naugatuck, which offers instructional leagues for girls and boys to learn softball and baseball beginning with T-Ball leagues and progressing through major divisions, will receive $200,000 in ARPA funds

· The United Way of Naugatuck will receive $100,000 in ARPA funds

· The United Way of Beacon Falls will receive $100,000 in ARPA funds

· Fixing Fathers One Day at a Time, the Hamden-based organization helping fathers strengthen their bond with their children and their families while educating fathers on the importance of their role as fathers, will receive $75,000 in ARPA funds.