$500,000 Grant Approved for Seymour Community Center Improvements

September 23, 2022

First Selectwoman Drugonis, Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Sens. Kelly & Berthel Applaud Funding


SEYMOUR, CT – The Town of Seymour has been approved to receive $500,000 in state funding for improvements to the roof and elevator of the Seymour Community Center.


The grant is provided through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), a state program managed by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) that delivers grants to small towns for economic development, community conservation, and quality-of-life capital projects.


“We are very grateful to the OPM and our State delegation for their support of our application,” said First Selectwoman Annmarie Drugonis. “Our community center is truly one of Seymour’s hubs and this grant will enable us to make vital improvements to the facility that will benefit our residents for years to come.


“The Seymour Community Center provides important services and programs to our community, including and especially seniors and children,” said Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-21). “This investment will help support the town’s work to make needed improvements to maintain wonderful recreational, educational, and social programs and services and keep them accessible to all. Great work by town leaders advocating for the needs of our community. I thank the state for recognizing the importance of this investment to support the great services made available to all Seymour seniors and families.”


“Thank you to everyone who advocated for this important funding for the Seymour Community Center,” said Senator Eric Berthel (R-32). “A sound community center plays a key role in our quality of life; it’s where many of our town’s services are delivered for those who most need them, such as our seniors. This funding is critical to make necessary building improvements, enabling it to be a viable place where Seymour residents can gather, exercise, learn and more.”


“I am pleased the Office of Policy and Management recognized the need for this important investment in the Seymour Community Center which will continue to improve the safety and accessibility for all residents,” Representative Klarides-Ditria said. “I want to thank the OPM commissioner and the governor for including Seymour and supporting our community with this latest round of grant funding.”


The $500,000 in state funding is approved for improvements to the roof and elevator of the Seymour Community Center. This will be matched by $348,800 from the town.