Jan Hochadel

State Senator

Jan Hochadel

Deputy Majority Leader


April 11, 2024

Senator Hochadel Welcomes More than $1.5 Million in Grants for Meriden Nonprofits

Sen. Jan Hochadel, D-Meriden, welcomed the release of more than $1.5 million in state grants to fund capital improvement projects at Meriden-based nonprofit groups that provide services for residents with disabilities and domestic abuse survivors.

“State support for improvements at nonprofits like MidState Arc and the Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis represent an investment in the dignity, independence, and safety of our community members,” Senator Hochadel said. “These grants are a pivotal step towards a more inclusive and supportive Connecticut for everyone and I’m thankful to Governor Lamont for awarding the funding.”

The new funding includes three grants totaling more than $1 million for the MidState Arc, a nonprofit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead more independent lives.

The Arc grants include $512,384 for new technology to support client independence, $500,000 for facility improvements, and $45,000 to purchase vehicles.

Additionally, the Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis, a nonprofit providing services for people experiencing domestic abuse, will receive $512,384 to replace the roof of its domestic violence shelter.

The governor’s office awarded the grants under the state Nonprofit Grant Program, an initiative that has provided more than $130 million in support for capital projects by Connecticut nonprofit groups since it was established in 2013.

“Connecticut’s nonprofit providers support residents in every town and are a vital part of our social services safety net,” Governor Lamont said. “Providing funding to make strategic investments helps these organizations deliver the services some of our most vulnerable residents depend upon. This grant funding will help all of the residents that these organizations support be able to utilize their personal strengths, talents, and passions.”