WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced the inclusion of $40.839 million for Connecticut Congressionally Directed Spending projects in the Fiscal Year 2024 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill.

Committee passage is the first step in the process, and funding will only be made available when the bill is passed by Congress and signed into law. Murphy and Blumenthal are committed to pushing for passage and ensuring Connecticut priorities are reflected in the final spending package.

“This bill is a great example of how the federal government can directly support organizations and projects that are tackling some of the biggest issues facing our state, including the housing crisis, the loneliness epidemic, and the need to improve transportation infrastructure. It includes more than $40 million in federal funding to expand affordable housing, upgrade community centers, support seniors and veterans, and improve roads and trails. My priority on the Appropriations Committee is to make sure community-based projects like these get the funding they need to make a real difference for families in our state,” said Murphy.

“Each of these projects represents an invaluable investment in the well-being of our communities. We are fortunate in Connecticut to have so many incredible organizations that work to make our communities stronger and better for all– supporting victims of domestic violence, veterans, youth, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and those in need of housing and nutritional assistance. These funds will allow these organizations to expand their reach and continue making a difference,” said Blumenthal.

Connecticut projects in the Committee-passed Fiscal Year 2024 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill include:

  • $709,000 for Angel of Edgewood in Hartford to complete facility renovations 
  • $85,000 for Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute to renovate housing for female veterans in Bridgeport 
  • $1.6 million for Barkhamsted Housing Trust to support the construction of twenty units of new affordable housing in Barkhamsted 
  • $1.675 million for Borough of Naugatuck to renovate a senior center
  • $292,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley in Ansonia to purchase solar panels
  • $400,000 for the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut to outfit its new Regional Innovation Center
  • $1.5 million for the City of Stamford to renovate the Lathon Wider Community Center
  • $2 million to modernize and renovate exhibit space at the Connecticut Science Center
  • $294,000 for renovations at the Connecticut Violence Intervention Program’s Ashmun Street community building in New Haven
  • $1 million for renovations at Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation’s facility in Bloomfield
  • $93,000 for Gateway to Life to complete renovations at a space in Hartford that serves victims of domestic violence, elder abuse and bullying
  • $810,000 for Grace Baptist Church in Waterbury to renovate the Grace Community Childcare Center
  • $1 million for Greater Dwight Development Corporation to expand affordable housing for early childhood educators in New Haven
  • $380,000 for Horizons Inc. in South Windham to make accessibility improvements and renovate an outdoor classroom space 
  • $194,000 for Inspirica Inc. In Stamford to renovate bathroom space at a family homeless shelter
  • $185,000 for Massaro Community Farm in Woodbridge to support its produce subscription program
  • $45,000 for Midwest Food Bank in Manchester to renovate cold storage space 
  • $4.5 million for Mill River Park Collaborative to make improvements to Mill River Park in Stamford 
  • $175,000 for Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain to support a neighborhood revitalization project along Gilbert Street 
  • $100,000 for New Milford Affordable Housing to complete an infrastructure improvement project at Brookside Commons
  • $310,000 for Northwest Senior Housing Corporation to support an affordable housing project at the unused Batcheller School property in Winchester
  • $264,000 for renovations to a food pantry and community kitchen at nOURish Bridgeport
  • $906,000 for Real Art Ways in Hartford to support a facility renovation project
  • $500,000 for San Juan Center to support an home ownership initiative in the Clay Arsenal neighborhood of Hartford
  • $640,000 for the Town of Simsbury to renovate housing facilities that serve seniors and low-income individuals with disabilities
  • $2.4 million for The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport to complete a renovation and expansion project 
  • $3 million for the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven and the Glendowner Group to rehabilitate the West Rock Community Center in New Haven
  • $250,000 for The Open Hearth to make facility improvements a men’s homeless shelter in Hartford 
  • $520,000 for facility improvements at the Southington-Cheshire YMCA in Southington
  • $1.2 million for the Town of Trumbull to complete a Veterans and First Responder Center construction project
  • $950,000 for the Washington Community Housing Trust to complete renovations at Dodge Farm Affordable Housing in New Preston
  • $1.045 million for Waterbury Land Bank to support affordable housing construction as part of the W.O.W. neighborhood revitalization project 
  • $1.2 million for Youth Continuum in New Haven to complete construction of a youth homelessness service center
  • $54,000 for the Quinnipiac River Linear Trail extension project between Wallingford and Yalesvile
  • $4 million for roadway and streetscape improvements on Temple Street in New Haven
  • $800,000 for improvements to the New London Turnpike Bridge in Norwich
  • $3.634 million for the Hop River State Park Trail to close the last remaining trail gap between Manchester and Windham
  • $2 million for the Sue Grossman Greenway to complete the last mile of the trail between Torrington and Winstead
  • $92,000 for rural transit support in Northwest Connecticut