State Senator Fasano Announces Three Communities in 34th District to Share in Education Stimulus Grant

September 22, 2009

East Haven, North Haven, Wallingford to Receive Piece of $138 Million Grant

Hartford, CT – State Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven) today announced all three communities in the 34th District will receive federal stimulus grants for improving special education programs. The money is being distributed through the U.S. Department of Education under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The funds are handed out based on a formula administered by the state Department of Education.

“I am very gratified that students in the 34th District will benefit from this grant,” said Senator Fasano. “At a time when our cities and towns are facing enormous economic pressure, it is critical that we do all we can to maintain important services like special education. I am confident that this federal stimulus money will go a long way toward maintaining the high quality of education the 34th District can be proud of.”

East Haven will receive a total of $821,818. North Haven will receive $770,727 and Wallingford is set to receive $1,577,276. In addition to the three communities in the 34th District, all other towns and cities in Connecticut will share in $138 million in federal stimulus grants for special education. The funding comes from the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA serves more than 6 million children and young adults with disabilities.

For more on the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act visit and click on the CT Recovery link.