Mansfield has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Governor Dannel P. Malloy recently announced.
Mansfield will put the funds toward "a housing rehabilitation program to rehabilitate 12 low- and moderate-income housing units," according to a news release.
Mansfield Town Manager Matthew Hart said he was "very pleased" to have received the grant.
"I would also like to commend town staff and the Access Agency for writing a successful application, and to thank the DECD for its administration of the Small Cities program," Hart said in a prepared statement. "We will certainly put this funding to good use," he said.
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Mansfield was just one of 31 Connecticut towns awarded with a total of $10,987,840 in funds from the administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program.
Malloy said over the next 10 years, the state will invest $500 million to "revitalize and expand affordable housing options," in Connecticut.
"These grants from the U.S. Department of Housing will go a long way to help us realize our goals, and we are appreciative of their recognition," Malloy said in a prepared statement.