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Rep. Courtney Announces More Than $59,000 in Federal Funding for Town of Killingly

October 25, 2019
Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded a federal grant totaling more than $59,000 to the Town of Killingly. The federal investment will support improvements in at least ten single family homes in rural Killingly, Putnam, and Mansfield, and is one of only two grants awarded throughout the entire state of Connecticut during this round of funding.

“The Town of Killingly and Town Manager Mary Calorio deserve major congratulations for identifying this federal funding opportunity, and for putting together a successful grant application to win this highly competitive award – one of only two Housing Preservation Grant awards made in our entire state during this round of funding,” said Congressman Courtney. “The USDA’s Office of Rural Development has contributed to a lot of recent activity in our region, from improvements at the Putnam and Willimantic police departments, to projects at the Town Hall and community center in Thompson, and more. It’s always great to see more federal dollars coming back home to be invested in our eastern Connecticut communities, especially so when we know that the investment will have such a direct positive impact in towns throughout the Quiet Corner.”

The Town of Killingly will receive a federal grant award of $59,784.86 in through the USDA Office of Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grants program – one of only two such grants awarded in the state of Connecticut during this round of funding. The federal investment will be used to improve at least 10 single family homes in rural Killingly, Putnam and Mansfield. The funds will be utilized by the Town of Killingly’s community development office to secure licensed contractors for low and very-low income homeowners who need critical repairs done to their homes – including removal of health and safety hazards, and addressing accessibility concerns – and who have no other source of funds to pay for these critical repairs. Click here to read more.