Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

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April 10, 2024
Senator Bob Duff

Sen. Duff Welcomes Nearly $600,000 for Norwalk Nonprofit STAR Inc.

Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff welcomed a state grant of nearly $600,000 for STAR Inc. in Norwalk for ADA-Compliant improvements.

“STAR is a fantastic organization here in Norwalk, providing essential services to individuals with disabilities from birth through their senior years,” said Senator Duff. “I am grateful to Governor Lamont for continuing to make these critical investments to our local nonprofits that serve our most vulnerable residents. These facility upgrades will ensure STAR families are able to access the office safely and securely.”

The grant was released through the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program, which is administered by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. They will be used to fund capital projects not typically reimbursed through other funding mechanisms and will support projects such as facility alterations, renovations, improvements, and additions; new construction; health, safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act projects; energy conservation improvements; information technology systems; technology that promotes client independence; purchase of vehicles; and acquisition of property.

The Nonprofit Grant Program was established in 2013 and has since provided more than $130 million to the state’s nonprofit organizations, supporting about 750 projects.

STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way is an organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in their home communities. They serve residents in lower Fairfield County, primarily in the towns of Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport and Darien. This grant of $569,323 will help install two new ADA-compliant covered entrance ramps at their Norwalk office.