State awarding nonprofits $30.8 million for capital improvement projects

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Eight nonprofits in southeastern Connecticut are among 92 in Connecticut that will receive funding awards under the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program, which helps organizations pay for one-time infrastructure improvements.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that $30.8 million in grants is being awarded.

“Connecticut’s nonprofit organizations serve every resident of Connecticut and play a substantial role in maintaining our safety net,” Malloy said. “Partnering with them is a smart fiscal investment to ensure that they can continue to provide services while doing so in an efficient, cost-effective way.”

The program is administered by the state Office of Policy and Management. The southeastern Connecticut recipients are: 

• Groton: Noank Community Support Services, $50,000 for kitchen renovation at the group home.

• New London: Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, $68,479 for playground renovation at early childhood development center.

• New London: Safe Futures, $249,040 for improving accessibility at the emergency domestic violence shelter through renovation of kitchen, first-floor bathroom and widening of first-floor door; HVAC replacement; replacement of windows and repair of water-dam.

• New London: The Lighthouse Voc Ed Center, $156,444 for rooftop unit and lighting renovations and wheelchair van acquisition.

• Norwich: Martin House, $38,833 for replacement of flooring following mold remediation.

• Norwich: The Arc New London County, $100,302 for sprinkler installations at residences for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

• Norwich: United Community & Family Services, $834,350.

• Waterford: Waterford Country School, $78,860 for bathroom renovations.

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