Sen. Gordon Applauds $1 Million Grant for Vernon’s Grove Court & Grove Court Extension Renovations

January 22, 2024

$1 million grant award through CDBG Small Cities program administered by CT Dept. of Housing


State Sen. Jeff Gordon (R-Woodstock) today applauded a $1 million state grant award to the Town of Vernon for renovations to Grove Court and Grove Court Extension. The grant is part of a $12.1 million funding package for eight municipalities for upgrades that will modernize and rehabilitate housing for low and moderate-income individuals, as well as community infrastructure. The funding is being awarded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities program, which is administered by the Connecticut Department of Housing with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


“Thank you to Governor Lamont and Housing Commissioner Mosquera-Bruno for opening funding to Vernon for renovations at Grove Court and Grove Court Extension. These are residential units that provide affordable and safe housing for a number of Vernon residents, including seniors. I had previously visited with many of the people at Grove Court and Grove Court Extension. Last year, there was a $2 million grant that the town sought and received. This new $1 million adds to the work that has been done. This federal funding enables the town and the Vernon Housing Authority to make additional needed upgrades, including for quality of life, health, and ADA compliance concerns for the people who live there. Thank you to the work that the Town of Vernon is doing. I am glad to see this continuing to happen,” said Sen. Gordon.


The scope of work for the Grove Court and Grove Court Extension renovations includes asphalt roof replacement on all buildings. New seamless white aluminum gutters with leaf screens and downspouts will also be installed to divert the water away from the building’s foundation. Asbestos abatement will also be performed in all buildings. Additional work includes upgrades to the existing ADA units for current compliance and renovation of six units total to achieve the required 10% compliance for ADA accommodations. The community room laundry and bathrooms are also scheduled to be renovated to meet current ADA compliance design requirements.


Earlier today, Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Housing Commissioner Mosquera-Bruno announced the grant awards. To be considered, eligible projects are required to be in a municipality with a population of fewer than 50,000 residents.


Additional information about the CDBG Small Cities program is available online at