Stamford Delegation Applauds New State Investment
STAMFORD, CT—Today, Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford), Representative Terry Adams (D-Stamford), Representative Dan Fox (D-Stamford), Representative Patricia Miller (D-Stamford), Representative Caroline Simmons (D-Stamford), and Representative William Tong (D-Stamford) announced the imminent approval of state investment in the city. The State Bond Commission is expected to approve $5.8 million in funding when it meets on Tuesday, July 12.
“This infusion of state funding will be a great boost to Stamford’s community service providers,” said Sen. Leone. “Investments in mental health, senior services, and our youth are crucial ensuring our city is a vibrant, welcoming home for everyone in our society. I would like to thank the Governor for this aid and his continued commitment to the city of Stamford.”
The funding includes:
- $529,000 to Mental Health Connecticut, Inc. for renovations and improvements to its facility at 48 Quintard Terrace in Stamford. The project includes upgrades to the HVAC system, new plumbing, energy efficiency improvements, and living space renovations.
- $750,000 to Fairfield County Hospice House to assist with completion of construction of its new facility in Stamford.
- $4.4 million for the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Inc. to assist with construction of an expanded teen center at the Mary C. Rich Clubhouse and for renovations and improvements to the Yerwood Center.
- $160,000 for the intertown capital equipment purchase incentive program. The program is established to provide 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.
“I am very pleased the Bond Commission has approved funding for these Stamford projects,” said Rep. Fox. “Upgrades to the Mental Health Connecticut facility, the Yerwood Center and Mary C. Rich teen center clubhouse will provide services that many Stamford residents can benefit from. Thanks to Gov. Malloy and the Bond Commission members for making this happen.”
“I am very pleased the governor has decided to invest in all aspects of the Stamford community,” Rep. William Tong said. “This funding will go towards the completion of a new hospice house facility, an expanded teen center, and improvements to Mental Health Connecticut, Inc., all of which will benefit our community. Taking care of all our residents, no matter their age or ability, has always been the delegations main priority and I truly appreciate the governor for supporting these services.”
“I applaud these crucial investments in Stamford’s social service providers. Helping our children succeed, providing mental health care and ensuring quality care for seniors are top priorities,” Rep. Patricia Miller said. “The Boys & Girls Club provides an invaluable service to Stamford’s youth, and the funding to expand and improve their facilities will open the doors of opportunity for more children and teens.”
“I want to thank the governor for his continued support of investment to the Stamford community,” Rep. Terry Adams said. “This session, the Stamford delegation worked hard to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its citizens and I believe that these funds towards the teen center, hospice and mental health facility will do just that. These are critically important investments that will improve the quality of life for our residents.”
“I want to applaud the hard work of Stamford’s legislative delegation for helping to secure this critical funding for mental health services and vital youth organizations,” Rep. Caroline Simmons said. “These are bedrock services that Stamford children and families depend upon.”