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Grants to possibly create construction jobs in Connecticut

Posted on August 6, 2015

A round of grants will go to 22 municipalities that will possibly create construction jobs in Connecticut.

The municipalities have been approved to receive nearly $12 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program awards from the state that will provide important upgrades and improvements to their local communities.

The grants are awarded to the municipalities to facilitate projects that will enhance their communities in a variety of ways, including developing or preserving affordable housing, providing services to the most vulnerable residents in our communities, and creating and retaining jobs.

The grant recipients include:
•Ansonia – $400,000: Ansonia will continue its Housing Rehabilitation program and plans to rehabilitate 10 units of low- and moderate-income housing. Upgrades are expected to include heating systems repairs, window replacement, lead paint removal, septic system repairs and energy efficiency upgrades for low and moderate income families.
•Bethel – $800,000: Reynolds Ridge Senior Housing. The Bethel Housing Authority will undertake renovations at Reynolds Ridge Senior Housing Complex, creating two handicapped accessible units, replacing interior and exterior doors, replacing windows, and improving energy efficiencies in 80 units of housing.
•East Haddam – $800,000: Phase II Oak Grove Senior Housing Complex. East Haddam Housing Authority will make further improvements to the 36-unit Oak Grove Senior Housing Complex, which includes site-work improvements, kitchen upgrades, and energy efficiency upgrades.
•Essex – $635,000: Essex Court Senior Housing Complex. Essex Housing Authority plans to upgrade its existing septic system. The work will also include kitchen upgrades and energy efficient appliances.
•Hampton – $450,000: Hampton Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program is continuing its regional housing rehabilitation program in Hampton, Brooklyn, Chaplin, Scotland, Pomfret, and Eastford, with plans to rehabilitate 12 units of low- and moderate-income housing. Upgrades will include roof replacement, heating systems, window replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, and electrical and code upgrades.
•Jewett City – $800,000: Ashland Manor Senior Housing Phase IV. The Borough of Jewett City and the Griswold Housing Authority intend to complete renovations at Ashland Manor Senior Housing, a 30-unit complex. Improvements include converting 12 studios to one bedroom units.
•Killingly – $400,000: Killingly plans to continue its Housing Rehabilitation program and rehabilitate 14 units of low- and moderate-income housing. The rehabilitation will include code upgrades and lead based paint removal.
•Lebanon – $400,000: Lebanon is continuing its Housing Rehabilitation program and plans to rehabilitate 12 units of low- and moderate-income housing. Upgrades will include septic system repairs, roof replacement, heating systems, window replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical, and code upgrades.

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