$450,000 STEAP Grant for Fairfield

March 28, 2008

Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $450,000 for the implementation of a streetscape program in Fairfield gained approval when the state Bond Commission met on March 28.

The funds will be used for the implementation of a streetscape program as well as the renovation of a town-owned building for arts and cultural activities.

The funds are being made available through the Connecticut Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP). STEAP provides financial assistance for projects that encourage economic development and preserve the character of the state’s less populated towns.

“Keeping our streets in pristine condition and investing in community arts is something the whole community can take pride in,” said Governor Rell. “This is important funding for Fairfield and I am happy we can help.”

“This is wonderful news for the people of Fairfield,” said State Senator John McKinney, 28th District. “These funds will provide the resources needed to implement our streetscape program and provide a place for the community to come together for arts and cultural activities.”

Governor Rell also thanked State Representatives Tom Christiano of the 134th District, Kim Fawcett of the 133rd District and Thomas Drew of the 132nd District for their hard work concerning the project.

More than $19.7 million in STEAP funds for 72 towns were approved by the Bond Commission today. The funds will enable 83 projects across the state to move forward.