Bridgeport Nonprofit Providers Awarded State Grants For Infrastructure Projects

Five Bridgeport nonprofit providers have been awarded state funding for capital improvement projects that support respective organizations delivering services to some of the state’s most vulnerable residents, according to a news release issued by Governor Ned Lamont

  • Bridgeport – Optimus Health Care: $60,154 (Improving Perinatal Outcomes through Technology at Optimus)
  • Bridgeport – Southwest Connecticut Agency on Aging: $491,476 (AgingCT/Technology Hub)
  • Bridgeport – Southwest Connecticut Agency on Aging: $1,587,243 (Renovation/Improvement at Wakeman Boys & Girls Club)
  • Bridgeport – Bridgeport Hospital: $285,520 (Public Safety improvements at Bridgeport Hospital – Milford campus)
  • Bridgeport – Community Resources for Justice: $450,000 (Property Acquisition)

News release:

The grants are being released through the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program, which is administered by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. They will be used to fund capital projects not typically reimbursed through other funding mechanisms and will support items such as facility alterations, renovations, improvements, and additions; new construction; health, safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act projects; energy conservation improvements; information technology systems; technology that promotes client independence; purchase of vehicles; and acquisition of property.

“Connecticut’s nonprofit providers support residents in every town and are a vital part of our social services safety net,” Governor Lamont said. “Providing funding to make strategic investments helps these organizations deliver the services some of our most vulnerable residents depend upon. This grant funding will help all of the residents that these organizations support be able to utilize their personal strengths, talents, and passions.”

Established in 2013, this program has provided more than $130 million to the state’s nonprofit organizations, supporting about 750 projects. Today’s awards, which support 94 projects, are the program’s eighth round of grants.

Over the past four years, the state has provided more than $1 billion in additional funding to strengthen and support nonprofit providers. During the current biennium, additional state support for nonprofits totaled more than $650 million – an increase of more than $206 million over baseline appropriations. There is also $50 million in capital funding for the next round of the Nonprofit Grant Program.



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