WATERBURY, Conn. – In response to news that the city of New Britain, Connecticut, will be the recipient of $2,353,066 in grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement:

“I am pleased that another community in my district will benefit from the Department of Homeland Security’s SAFER Grant Program. This critical $2.3 million in funding will provide a significant investment to increase the ranks of the New Britain Fire Department, rehire laid off firefighters, and recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. During the federal appropriations season, I was proud to work with my colleagues in the Connecticut congressional delegation to advocate for and secure this funding. The commitment to our bravest public servants must be backed up by funding for needed resources and supports.”


Congresswoman Jahana Hayes has been a public school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year. Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.