Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Wednesday that, in the second installment of several rounds of grants this year, six towns in Connecticut are awarded funding under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) to assist with infrastructure improvement projects.
In Greenwich, $250,000 was awarded for the construction of a two-story facility to house the food and clothing distribution services of the non-profit organization Neighbor-to-Neighbor.
The Neighbor-to-Neighbor project will allow for expanded services, increased space for volunteers, and overall improvement to the delivery of food and clothing to low-income Greenwich area residents.
The facility will be ADA-compliant and energy efficient. Plans include an elevator, greater assortment of products, a conference room for on-site meetings and activities and adequate parking. All improvements ensure the continuance of this essential service for thousands of adults and children in need.
“Delivering these grants today will improve the outlook for small towns across the state tomorrow. We are partnering with our smaller communities so that we can rebuild infrastructure, improve quality of life for residents across our state, and put Connecticut on a brighter path,” Governor Malloy said in a release. “These grants will help towns grow, remain competitive, and have a lasting impact for years to come.”