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Ledyard was one of three towns in the region that received grant money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced in a press release Wednesday.
In all, 26 cities and towns received funding totaling $11,850,000 for affordable and senior housing, economic development and other “local revitalization projects.”
Ledyard received $300,000 from the program — the same amount given to the town last year, said Mayor John Rodolico. The money has been and will continue to be used for rehabilitation loans for low- and moderate-income family homes. Rodolico said this latest grant will also go toward helping homeowners looking to hook up to new water lines in the nearly complete Aljen Heights municipal water project.
About 20 homes will be rehabilitated, according to the release, with the money going toward roof and window replacement, electrical and code upgrades and energy improvements, among other projects.
“The Town of Ledyard is grateful to Governor Malloy for awarding an additional Small Cities grant,” Rodolico said in the release. “This funding has already been put to good use in the rehab of homes of many of our seniors and working class families by providing assistance in replacing critical features including roofs, furnaces, windows, and septic systems.”
— Anna Isaacs