WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) announced the inclusion of nearly $9 million to support fourteen Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from the Fifth District in the FY24 budget signed into law by President Biden. Fourteen projects submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations by Congresswoman Hayes were included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024. The Minibus includes funding for Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice and Science, Energy and Water Development, Interior, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD.

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes released this statement:

“After nearly a year of negotiations, I am pleased to have secured nearly $9 million on behalf of the Fifth District to advance critical projects requested by municipal partners and dedicated nonprofits,” said Congresswoman Hayes. “This appropriations process was very different than previous cycles. I advocated tirelessly for these projects with an unclear path forward. With passage by both houses of Congress, and now signed into law by President Biden, I look forward to working alongside local leaders through completion of these projects and seeing their impact in our community.  The projects submitted by my office will address new units of affordable housing, housing infrastructure, water pollution, food insecurity, pedestrian safety improvement and emergency communications across urban, suburban and rural communities all across the 5th District.”

The community projects include: 

  • Brookfield: $963,000 for Emergency Radio System Upgrade for the Town of Brookfield
  • Danbury: $1,666,279 for City of Danbury’s Transit Center Project
  • Goshen: $50,000 for drinking water system improvements at units of affordable housing       
  • Litchfield: $500,000 to upgrade the Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance Facility     
  • Meriden: $1,000,000 for a new Senior Center at the City of Meriden
  • Morris: $300,000 for affordable housing infrastructure with the Morris Housing Authority          
  • New Britain: $959,752 for NB FLUSH to renovate City of New Britain sewer infrastructure       
  • New Britain: $1,000,000 for a homeless center expansion at Friendship Service Center
  • Plymouth: $959,752 for reduction of phosphorous at the Water Pollution Control Facility      
  • Salisbury: $110,000 for the Perry Street Affordable Homeownership project    
  • Torrington: $45,000 for fire suppression system repairs for the Torrington Housing Authority    
  • Waterbury: $850,000 for sidewalk improvements for the City of Waterbury at Hamilton Park
  • Waterbury: $100,000 for a food pantry at The Gathering Place Community Church                
  • Woodbury: $225,000 for Flanders Nature Center to build an environmental education pavilion