Larson Announces More Than $6 Million in Funding for First District Organizations
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for H.R. 4502, FY 2022 Seven-Bill Appropriations Minibus. The package included Larson’s 10 community funding projects that would allocate First District organizations more than $6 million.
"I’m proud to announce that 10 projects in the First District would receive more than $6 million in the federal funding package that passed the House today. These projects combat food insecurity, support gun violence prevention and victims of gun violence, restore historic buildings, expand and enhance greenspace, help small businesses post-COVID, expand the East Hartford Library, move the Hartford400 vision forward, and address the Hartford/East Hartford’s levee systems. These projects will have a profound impact on our communities now and into the future for generations to come. I thank Chair Rosa DeLauro for her support and all of the community advocates for their hard work,” said Larson.
First District Community Funding Projects included in H.R. 4502:
- $250,000 for Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare to fund La Bodeguita De La Gente.
- $1 million for the City of Hartford to restore the Colt Gardner’s Cottage and Colt Carriage House.
- $600,000 for the Town of East Hartford to purchase the former Downtown Post Office and expand Raymond Library.
- $630,000 for Hartford Communities That Care for their Hartford Care Response Team and Violence Prevention Enhancement.
- $200,000 for the Hartford and East Hartford Levee Systems for the United States Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility study to address known deficiencies in the Hartford and East Hartford Flood Damage Reduction System.
- $900,000 for iQuilt Partnership to advance the work of the Hartford400 project.
- $700,000 for the Town of East Hartford to repair the Hockanum River Linear Park Trail.
- $900,000 for the City of Hartford’s Riverfront Park to improve access to greenspace and the Connecticut River.
- $300,000 for Mothers United Against Violence to provide support and services to victims of gun violence.
- $900,000 for the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology for their Connecticut Manufacturing & Technology CommUNITY eCommons to reinvent the workforce talent pipeline for small businesses post-COVID-19 and provide centralized and common resources that will reinvest in workers and small businesses.