Connecticut received $30 million in grants for restoration and resiliency to infrastructure in municipalities affected by Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.
“We can assist these municipalities and their cleanup efforts from the devastation of one of the most severe storms in Connecticut’s history, and help them to establish resiliency plans so they can be better prepared in the years ahead,” Malloy said Dec 29 alongside state housing Commissioner Evonne Klein.
Bridgeport, New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, Stamford, Fairfield, Milford, Norwalk, New London and Old Lyme received funding for various projects.
The primary goal in allocating this funding is to restore a suitable living environment in disaster-affected communities by rehabilitating or reconstructing existing infrastructure and adding resiliency to minimize damage from future storm events.
Last year, the state received a second tranche of funds totaling $66 million through the Department of Housing and Urban Development and its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program. The latter, which the Department of Housing administers, was established to help the hardest-hit areas recover from Sandy.