State Representatives Anthony D’Amelio (R-71) and Selim Noujaim (R-74) today applauded the state’s Bond Commission for approving more than $3.6 million in grants for Waterbury.
“I am pleased that Waterbury is receiving a share of funds to beautify our river greenway, to rehabilitate decaying housing and to care for the underprivileged,” Rep. Noujaim said. “I do understand that some bonding is inappropriate because it carries debt into the future, however, essential projects like these are needed for our city and I am certain will offer our neighborhoods a better future.”
“In tough economic times every little bit we can get to improve the city helps taxpayers and I’m pleased these grants were passed,” Rep. D’Amelio said. “Renovating housing and taking care of those who are less fortunate are worthy causes and worth investing in. Likewise, creating public recreation spaces like the Naugatuck River Greenway benefits everyone.”
The grants approved today are for:
- Rehabilitation of 102 units of the Brookside Housing complex for $ 3,292,300
- Boiler Replacement for NAFI CT, Inc. for $ 35,405
- ADA improvements and renovations at administrative offices at Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, Inc. – $ 182,499
- A grant matching federal funding for construction of a 7.1 mile section of the Naugatuck River Greenway – $139,000
As always, the entire Waterbury delegation will continue to work together to bring valuable state dollars back to the people of Waterbury.