FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Fifteen towns, including Brookfield, Greenwich, New Fairfield, Newtown and Trumbull, have received funding from the state to help improve and upgrade their infrastructure and capital improvement projects.
The towns had been approved to receive the funding under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday, Feb. 11. The grants are the first of several rounds anticipated this year.
“By partnering with our smaller towns, we can support local projects that improve centers of commerce, transportation infrastructure, and town facilities, to make our state stronger and more competitive, all while improving quality of life,” Malloy said. “These investments mean smaller towns can undertake important improvement projects,”
Since 2011, small towns have received $70 million in funds under the program. The STEAP grants include:
- Brookfield – $500,000 for streetscape improvements for Brookfield Four Corners. The project will create a walkable, bike-friendly downtown district based on the Brookfield Revitalization Plan. The residential development will bring nearly 80 new affordable residential units to the area.
- Greenwich – $246,096 for domestic abuse services at the Greenwich YWCA. The Greenwich YWCA Capital Infrastructure Preservation Project consists of replacing two roof sections, repairing or replacing HVAC and boiler pump equipment, security lighting and renovations to bathroom spaces to make them more conducive for use by young children.
- Newtown – $500,000 for Fairfield Hills Streetscape. The funds will be used for the design and construction of infrastructure and streetscape elements at the main entrance to the Fairfield Hills Campus entrance and on the streets of campus.
- Trumbull – $299,000 for infrastructure improvements for the Kennedy Center. The funds will allow the engineering design and construction for refurbishment or replacement of parking lots, sidewalks, curbs and landscape at 39 Lindeman Drive and 2440 Reservoir Ave. in Trumbull.
- New Fairfield – $499,960.75 for pedestrian walkways. The funding will serve to complete the final phase of the streetscape improvements projects by continuing to extend the decorative walks, plantings, street lighting and improved connections to the retail and business center of downtown New Fairfield.