Last week, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the award of $27 million in grants and loans that will fund 20 remediation and redevelopment projects throughout Connecticut. This is the fifth round of brownfield funding spearheaded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).
The awards comprise 14 grants to municipalities and economic development agencies, totaling over $20 million, and six loans to project developers and owners and a municipal agency, totaling over $6 million. In his press release, Gov. Malloy noted that most projects awarded funding in this round include a housing component (both market-rate and affordable housing) as part of their redevelopment plans.
The governor also stated that, with this round of awards, Connecticut has allocated nearly $90 million in state money to brownfield funding since 2011. He compared this amount to the $190 million invested nationally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1995.
Among the larger of DECD's fifth-round awards were:
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