Senator Guglielmo Announces Funding for Emergency Generators

July 19, 2010

State Senator Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, today said that the towns of Stafford and Union have been awarded funding to assist in the purchase of emergency generators for their local emergency shelters and operations centers. The funding is part of a $1.8 million federal homeland security grant and is being administered by the state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. The towns are two of 24 municipalities in Connecticut that will be receiving funding.

“I think it is very important that these small towns have access to this funding that will help with the purchase of new generators for their civil preparedness needs,” said Sen. Guglielmo. “We don’t know what the hurricane season is going to bring, but what we do know is that communities need to be prepared should a significant event occur.”