MD Rahman


MD Rahman



May 7, 2024

Senator Rahman Secures $1.25 Million in Additional Funding for Manchester and Glastonbury Projects

The Senate voted Tuesday to approve more than $372 million in soon-to-expire American Rescue Plan Act funding including roughly $1.25 million to more support projects championed by Senator MD Rahman, including upgrades to a park in Manchester and the development of affordable housing in Glastonbury.

The funding, approved on a 26-10 vote Tuesday, included $500,000 to support a project to support a commercial redevelopment project on Nye Road in Glastonbury, where developers are expected to begin constructing affordable housing units next year.

“These funds will help preserve a vital piece of Manchester’s historic downtown and boost the availability of housing in Glastonbury,” Senator Rahman, D-Manchester, said. “I am glad I could do my part to secure this critical support for our communities.”

The allocation also includes $500,000 for the expansion and upgrade of Charter Oak Park in Manchester. Another $250,000 will support the Cheney Hall Foundation, which manages the business and property of the town-owned historic building, which is now home to the Little Theatre of Manchester.

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. Every single congressional Republican voted against this funding, which has since supported initiatives including workforce development, public health and safety, and local governments across the nation.