Grant Announcement for West Haven Community House

April 12, 2024

Governor Ned Lamont announced that his administration is awarding approximately $35.5 million in state funding to nonprofit providers across Connecticut for capital improvement projects that support each respective organization in their mission of delivering services to some of the state’s most vulnerable residents.

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.

I'm pleased to share with you that West Haven Community House will receive $147,000 for a handicap-accessible lift for 227 Elm Street.

Established in 2013, this program has provided more than $130 million to the state’s nonprofit organizations, supporting about 750 projects. These recent 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.

Grant funding is coming to West Haven Community House.