State Senator Len Fasano, State Representative Steve Fontana Announce Public Safety Grants for North Haven

September 11, 2009

Town to Receive $30,000 for North Haven Police Department

Hartford, CT – State Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven) and State Rep. Steve Fontana (D-North Haven) today announced the town of North Haven will receive $30,000 in federal stimulus money to enhance public safety. North Haven and 35 other municipalities will receive a share of nearly $840,000 in Justice Assistance Grants. The money is being released under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). So far, 79 municipalities have received more than $2 million in stimulus crime prevention and public safety grants.

“The release of these federal stimulus dollars will go far in enhancing the safety of the residents of North Haven,” said Senator Fasano. “By providing much-needed funding for critical public safety tools like a new cruiser, this stimulus grant will help to ease some financial pressure on the town and I am grateful this money will be put to such good use right here in North Haven.”

North Haven will use the funds to purchase an additional cruiser for the police department. The vehicle will be used exclusively by the department’s traffic division to increase traffic enforcement in town and increase highway and pedestrian safety.

“I’m very gratified to see that North Haven will be receiving additional federal funds to increase safety on its roads,” said Representative Fontana. “I appreciate the Governor’s continued support for President Obama’s stimulus legislation.”

All 169 municipalities in Connecticut are eligible for these grants. The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is administering the grants and expects to have all monies awarded by October 1st.

For more on the grants and the ARRA log on to and click on the CT Recovery link.