Economic Assistance Grant Awarded to Redding Mark Twain Library

May 21, 2014

Hartford, CT – State Senator Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) today announced a number of grants have been approved by the State Office of Policy and Management under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), designed to help small communities around Connecticut who can’t afford to subsidize these vital programs on their own.

“These awards are to help local municipalities fund projects that have in many cases been long overdue,” said Sen. Boucher. “Everything from safe sidewalks and parking lots, drainage systems, street lights, handicapped accessibility and athletic fields all of these projects will not only create a better quality of life for residents but will create jobs.”

The STEAP grant for Redding includes: $342,000 for parking lot improvements to the Mark Twain Library, a private, non-profit corporation that provides free library services to the Town of Redding. The funding will be used to expand and improve the parking and make improvements to the drainage and septic system infrastructure.

The STEAP grants will also be awarded to more than two dozen towns throughout Connecticut for the purposes of funding a variety of economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life projects in each respective locale.