Tolland, Pomfret, Chaplin Get Help from the State

January 7, 2012

I wanted to inform you of some great projects in our area that will be getting some attention from the state. Those of us who live in small towns will benefit greatly from this help.



Tolland, Pomfret, Brooklyn, Chaplin and Columbia Secure Funding for Projects

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy is visiting five Connecticut towns today to announce Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grants. Tolland, Pomfret, Brooklyn, Chaplin and Columbia will receive funding to undertake capital improvement projects.

"Traveling around Connecticut to announce these grants is a great opportunity to see the hard work local officials are doing to strengthen our small towns," said Governor Malloy. "I commend them for their leadership on behalf of the residents they serve, and for the commitment to ensuring these important projects get done. These initiatives represent the partnership between state government and our citizens, and are an important component of strengthening our statewide economy."

Tolland was awarded $394,350 to construct an ADA-compliant multi-use concession facility at Cross Farms Recreational Complex. This is the final phase of the project that will also later include an ADA-accessible playground.

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman said, "Tolland appreciates the Governor’s attention to the project here and those around the state. These STEAP funds will help complete work that has been ongoing for a decade, and will be a great benefit to families from Tolland and around Connecticut."

"I am very pleased these small towns have been chosen to receive STEAP grants. They have a history of utilizing the grants for practical matters of infrastructure and safety. Our small Eastern Connecticut communities like many towns around the state are dealing with harsh economic times and this money will be extremely helpful," said Senator Tony Guglielmo (R-Stafford).

To read more on the awards click here.