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Lawmakers Applaud $5.8M Investment In Stamford Programs

State Sen. Carlo Leone, D-Stamford, and other pols applauded an infusion of $5.8 million into the city's mental health, youth and other programs.
State Sen. Carlo Leone, D-Stamford, and other pols applauded an infusion of $5.8 million into the city's mental health, youth and other programs. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Community services in Stamford will be getting some financial help, say several local politicians.

The State Bond Commission earlier this month approved $5.8 million in funding for city programs, the state delegation said in a press release.

“This infusion of state funding will be a great boost to Stamford’s community service providers,” said Sen. Carlo Leone (D-Stamford). “Investments in mental health, senior services, and our youth are crucial ensuring our city is a vibrant, welcoming home for everyone in our society.”

Entities receiving the funding and their projects are:

  • Mental Health Connecticut Inc.: $529,000 to renovate its facility at 48 Quintard Terrace in Stamford. The project includes upgrades to the HVAC system, plumbing, energy efficiency and living space.
  • Fairfield County Hospice House: $750,000 to complete construction of its new facility in Stamford.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Stamford: $4.4 million to assist with construction of an expanded teen center at the Mary C. Rich Clubhouse and for renovations and improvements at the Yerwood Center on Fairfield Avenue. The center, which has been struggling financially, suspended after-school programs for children last month after it lost its state license because it needed to be upgraded.
  • Intertown Capital Equipment Purchase Incentive Program: $160,000. The program provides grants to municipalities to jointly acquire by purchase or by lease, equipment and vehicles necessary to the performance or delivery of a required governmental function or service. The funding is specifically for personal protective equipment to be shared between Stamford, Darien, Greenwich, and Norwalk.

The state’s investment was also noted by Reps. Terry Adams, Dan Fox, Patricia Miller, Caroline Simmons, and William Tong, all Stamford Democrats.

“These are bedrock services that Stamford children and families depend upon,” said Simmons.

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