U.S. Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal joined Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) today in announcing $1.96 million in federal assistance to the town of East Windsor to help complete a sewer extension project originally funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"These Rural Development program provide critical support to our local towns, and I'm delighted that East Windsor will benefit from this significant funding," Senator Lieberman said. "I am working with my colleagues from other Northeastern states to ensure that, during the consideration of the Farm Bill in the Senate, towns and villages across Connecticut, like East Windsor, do not lose their eligibility for future funds."
"This assistance will help East Windsor meet a critical goal -- improving water and waste disposal services throughout the town," said Senator Blumenthal. "We must recognize the importance of helping rural communities better serve their residents, as this funding will help do."
The assistance, provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development, includes a loan of $1,435,000 and a grant of $534,375 to include the installation of approximately 8,300 linear feet of sewer main as well as associated manholes.
"This funding will go a long way in ensuring that the town of East Windsor has access to the most up-to-date water and waste disposal services available," Congressman Larson said. "At a time when municipalities all over the country are struggling, it is increasingly important for us not to forget about the needs of our rural communities."
"East Windsor is so fortunate to receive this assistance for our North Road sewer extension," Said East Windsor First Selectwoman Denise Menard. "This federal grant will help East Windsor work toward its goal of smart business growth and economic development along the North Road corridor. We thank Senators Blumenthal and Lieberman and Congressman Larson for all of their assistance in helping us obtain this grant."
The previous Recovery Act funding was allocated in 2010 and included a loan of $2.18 Million and a grant of $707,000.