Connecticut’s receiving $71.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funding to rebuild infrastructure damaged during Storm Sandy. The money represents a chunk of the $16 billion from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development that was part of the $60 billion Sandy aid package Obama signed last month. HUD allocated $5.4 billion in this first release.
“This money is critical to Connecticut’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy. From repairing and improving infrastructure to addressing coastal flood plain issues and helping homeowners and businesses rebuild, the State has a long list of targets that this funding may address. We are pleased Secretary Donovan moved so quickly after we asked him to and we will continue to fight to ensure that Connecticut residents see every last dollar to which they are entitled,” said the members of the Connecticut delegation in a joint statement. Yesterday, the CT delegation wrote to HUD secretary Shaun Donovan asking him to not leave their state out as they feel they have been overlooked in aid allocation after other storms.