CCM calls on State to immediately release $60 million in funds that are overdue to towns for critical transportation projects

CCM calls on State to immediately release $60 million in funds that are overdue to towns for critical transportation projects

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Contact: Kevin Maloney (203) 710-3486

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) today (Wednesday, April 27) called on State leaders to immediately release $60 million in funds that are overdue to towns this fiscal year.

Every city and town across the state has budgeted for the use of the Grants for Municipal Projects funds to complete critical transportation projects.

This funding was approved by the General Assembly last year and is particularly critical as there are only two months left in the current fiscal year.

Click here for town-by-town funding losses that would occur if this grant is eliminated.

State funding for local infrastructure back to top

"The Spring season is a prime time for road repairs after the stress placed on local arteries during the winter season," emphasized Joe DeLong, CCM Executive Director. "Much of the necessary repair and repaving of local roads will come to a halt unless these promised state funds are released right now to all towns."

State funding for local infrastructure has been a long time partnership between Connecticut local governments and the State, second only to the State's support for local public education.