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Rep. Courtney Announces More Than $2.9 Million in Federal Funding for City of Norwich

September 25, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a federal grant totaling more than $2.9 million to the City of Norwich. The federal funding will support lead hazard control initiatives for low and very low-income private housing in Norwich.

“Congratulations to Mayor Nystrom and City of Norwich for identifying this federal funding opportunity and putting together a successful grant application,” said Congressman Courtney. “Helping to bring federal resources back to eastern Connecticut is one of the most important parts of my work in Congress. I was glad to help support Norwich’s request for this funding, and it’s great to see such a substantial award come home to our region to support safe and healthy housing for our residents.”

The City of Norwich will receive a federal grant award of $2,955,058 through HUD. Of the total, $2,655,058 is awarded through HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) program. The remaining $300,000 is awarded through HUD’s Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) program. Lead Hazard Control funding assists states, counties, and other units of local government to identify and eliminate lead-based paint hazards in low- and very low-income private housing where children under 6 years of age reside or are likely to reside.  These programs are authorized under Section 1011 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992. Click here to read more.

In July, Congressman Courtney wrote to HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes in support of the City of Norwich’s grant application, stating that additional funding would help ensure that Norwich families have access to safe, quality housing. Click here to read the letter.