Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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May 7, 2024
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May 7, 2024

Senator Anwar Secures $1.8 Million In Additional Funding for Local Projects, $5.5 Million To Support Major Health Priorities

The Senate voted Tuesday to approve the use of more than $360 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding soon to expire, including more than $1.8 million in projects supporting the 3rd Senate District and $5.5 million that will support several of Sen. Anwar’s foremost health priorities in the 2024 legislative session.

The funding, approved on a 26-10 vote Monday, includes $200,000 to support the South Windsor High School Chemistry Lab, $50,000 for the East Hartford Career Quest Camp, $200,000 for East Hartford Youth Sports, $300,000 each for East Hartford Public Schools Career Training and East Hartford Chestelm All Day All Care adult care, and $650,000 supporting InterCommunity school-based health centers. Another $99,778 will support Ellington vehicle purchases.

The allocation also includes $3.5 million to support urgent care crisis centers in the state, an important health care priority for Senator Anwar, as well as $1 million to support the advancements gained in Senate Bill 1, which will provide increased protections for health care workers in the state among other enhancements and studies of pressing maladies statewide, $260,000 for a grant administrator further supporting that bill, and $1 million to support unhoused residents and fight the continuing problem in the state.

“Much of the work done every year at the state Capitol involves discussing with my colleagues the issues big and small that our communities face and working to solve those problems,” said Sen. Anwar. “I’m proud to secure this valuable support for the residents of our district, knowing much of it will support our state as a whole as well.”

President Biden and Democrats in Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March of 2021 as a means of boosting the American economy amid a downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has since supported initiatives including workforce development, public health and safety, and local governments across the nation.

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