Rick Lopes

State Senator

Rick Lopes

Deputy Majority Leader

Fighting For You

April 11, 2024

Sen. Lopes, New Britain Delegation Welcome over $2M in State Funding for Local Nonprofits

This week, State Senator Rick LopesState Representatives Manny SanchezRobert SanchezPeter Tercyak and Gary Turco welcomed over $2 million in grants for New Britain nonprofit providers for capital improvement projects that support delivering services to some of the state’s most vulnerable residents.

The grants are being 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 items 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.


  • $96,509 for a cyber security project
  • $204,000 for the purchase of vehicles
  • $43,088 for a infrastructure safety and security project

Community Mental Health Affiliates, Beaver Street Affordable Housing Initiative

  • $715,200 for property acquisition
  • $387,000 for facility improvements

Klingberg Comprehensive Program Services:

  • $121,800 for Raymond Hill K-12 Special Education HVAC
  • $205,200 for Raymond Hill School flat roof replacement
  • $326,381 for New Britain Campus bituminous repaving

“These organizations provide essential services to many in New Britain, and I am grateful to Governor Lamont for funding these important capital improvement projects,” said State Sen. Rick Lopes. “These dollars support a wide range of projects in our city and will allow these organizations to better serve our most vulnerable residents.”

“I welcome these grants to fund vital capital projects for New Britain’s nonprofit organizations, which deliver depended-upon services for our most vulnerable residents,” said State Rep. Gary Turco. “The improvements made with this grant funding will boost the efficiency and effectiveness of the provided services.”

“Supporting non-profits and the services they provide has been one of my top priorities,” State Rep. Manny Sanchez said. “From improvements to facilities and enhancements to education and safety, this is a great investment for New Britain. Thank you to Governor Lamont for including us in this round of funding.”

“Non-profits provide invaluable services that bridge the gap between mainstream services and local needs,” State Rep. Robert Sanchez said. “I thank Governor Lamont for supporting this critical funding for continued delivery of services to New Britain.”

“Over 2 million dollars coming to New Britain, what’s not to love?” State Rep. Tercyak said. “I’m particularly pleased with the new housing grants. All three agencies are already important in New Britain.”

Contact: Garnet McLaughlin | garnet.mclaughlin@cga.ct.gov | 860-304-2319
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