Derek Slap


Derek Slap



September 19, 2022

Senator Slap Announces Infrastructure Grants Approved For Burlington, Farmington

Today, State Senator Derek Slap (D-West Hartford) announced that Burlington and Farmington were approved to receive grant funding through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program, which supports small towns for economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects. A combined $930,000 will be released to the two towns for sidewalk extensions in Burlington and the installation of new resources at Farmington’s Westwoods recreation complex.

“I’m grateful to Governor Lamont in making these approvals, which will directly benefit pedestrians in Burlington and residents all over Farmington,” said Sen. Slap. “What’s even better is these grants will be matched with town funding, making this a partnership between local and state officials for the good of all residents and maximizing use of taxpayer dollars.”

Funding through the STEAP grants will support:

  • $430,000 in state funding to support the extension of sidewalks on Spielman Highway in Burlington, to be matched by $107,000 from the town
  • $500,000 in state funding to support the installation of a splash pad and pickleball court at Farmington’s Westwoods recreation complex, to be matched by $485,000 from the town