Lamont Announces $1.5 Million Grant For Veterans Group

Governor Ned Lamont on Monday was in Bridgeport to announce the veterans support group Homes For The Brave will receive a $1.5 million grant for building upgrades.

From Eddy Martinez, CT Post:

The funds, announced by Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday, will be used to build an elevator and private rooms for health care consultations.

Vince Santilli, CEO of Homes for the Brave, said the funds come as it serves an aging veteran population. The majority of those veterans served as of 2021 are over the age of 45, according to a Homes for the Brave community report.

“It will be incredible for us because we have a basement and three floors here on our headquarters in our 42-bed, men’s transitional house. Many of our men have canes and so forth,” Santilli said.

He said the organization will use the grant to build 12 private rooms with their own restrooms. Residents can use the rooms for telehealth appointments. Santilli said some of the new rooms and the elevator will be built in a small wing to the rear of the building. Construction, he said, is expected to conclude by September 2023.

Full story here.


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