Governor to dole out more grants to Conn. towns

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2011 10:50 AM
Governor to dole out more grants to Conn. towns

Gov. Dannel Malloy is announcing more state economic development grants for Connecticut communities.

The Democrat on Thursday is scheduled to visit Tolland, Brooklyn, Chaplin and Columbia on Thursday, where he'll be joined by state lawmakers and local officials.

On Wednesday, Malloy made similar announcements in Montville, Griswold, Deep River and Branford.

Montville received $500,000 to design a culvert, while Griswold was awarded $500,000 for drainage and resurfacing projects. Clinton received $400,000 to help with downtown revitalization efforts.

Deep River plans to use its $200,000 grant to replace blacktop and install lighting and benches. Branford received two grants _ $150,000 to complete a pedestrian walkway and add lighting, and $30,000 to assess future housing needs.

The State Bond Commission in September allocated $20 million for the Small Town Economic Assistance Program.