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Notice: Community Connectivity Grant Program Update   1/15/21
GOVERNOR LAMONT ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION IN STATE GRANTS TO SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION UPGRADES AND IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY IN TEN CITIES AND TOWNS

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is awarding $5 million in funding to 10 towns and cities across the state under a competitive grant program administered by the Department of Transportation for projects that support improved mobility and accessibility, as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The Community Connectivity Grant Program provides construction funding for local initiatives that will improve safety and accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians in and around community centers, encouraging more people to use these healthy and environmentally sustainable modes of travel. The grant program also facilitates social and economic opportunities for underserved communities by providing equitable levels of access to safe and affordable transportation.

“Improving our transportation infrastructure with projects like these is important to ensuring that all of our residents have equitable and safe access to get to their schools, their work, and can support our state’s small businesses,” Governor Lamont said. “That is why it is critical that we continue to make smart investments that will further enhance our state’s quality of life. These projects will not only make our neighborhoods safer, but will support the growth of the economy while also becoming more pedestrian-friendly and more environmentally-conscious.”

“Improvements made under this program not only make Connecticut’s community centers more attractive and vibrant places to live and work, but they also help improve our environment and air quality while promoting equitable access to transportation” Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Joe Giulietti said. “With Governor Lamont’s commitment to the Transportation Climate Initiative Program, we will be able to continue to invest in projects like these all across our state.”

Funding for the program was approved by the State Bond Commission on July 21, 2020. The following month, the Connecticut Department of Transportation opened a grant application process for municipalities.

The grants approved under this round include:

Community

Brief Project Description

Awarded Amount

Bristol

Safe and Accessible Bristol, ADA Sidewalk Ramp Upgrades

$439,405

Groton

Trolley Trail Extension

$344,705

Meriden

Coe Avenue School Route/Urban Trail Section Phase II

$600,000

New Britain

BeeLine Trail, Phase II

$600,000

Old Saybrook

Elm Street and Boston Post Road Sidewalks

$596,413

Portland

Fill-in-the-Gaps to Route 17/66; Safe Sidewalks to Schools, Businesses & Transit Routes

$525,775

Stamford

Lower Summer Street Promenade

$600,000

Waterbury

West Main Street Sidewalks

$459,817

West Harford

Accessible Pedestrian Signal Upgrades

$233,200

Windsor

Windsor Meadows State Park Shared Use Path

$500,000

 

Municipalities that have been selected to receive grants will be expected to complete the project within three years.

More than $30 million in state funding has been invested in Connecticut’s towns and cities under the program during the past three years.

For more information on the Community Connectivity Program, visit ctconnectivity.com.

 

News: Community Connectivity Grant Project is Regional Winner and National Finalist 8/18/20

Stamford’s Boxer Square Revitalization Project has won the top regional prize for “Quality of Life/Community Development” in a competition sponsored by the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO).

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Notice: Third Round of Community Connectivity Grants 8/27/18

The Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP) has received additional funding for a third round of grants to fund municipal construction projects. Click on the CCGP Tab above for more details.

Prior Announcements 

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Includes announcements from Community Connectivity Grant Program Rounds 1 & 2