May 8, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:24 pm

8 CT burgs getting $1.4M in STEAP aid

Eight Connecticut cities and towns are set to receive $1.4 million in state grants for infrastructure improvements, authorities say.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday that Fairfield, East Windsor, North Branford, North Haven, Somers, Thompson, Westport, and Willington will receive Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) awards.

The State Bond Commission allocated $20 million for 2012 STEAP grants last September, with the first awards coming last December. Grants are awarded to small towns across the state in part due to their impact on overall regional economic development.

PROJECT BY TOWN:

Fairfield-$100,000

Fairfield will construct beach access for people with disabilities.

East Windsor-$50,000

East Windsor will replace sidewalks at Broad Brook Elementary School

North Branford-$350,000

North Branford will relocate a little league field.

North Haven-$50,000

North Haven will design and construct a new playground at Montowese Elementary School.

Somers-$85,000

Somers will pave the town hall parking lot.

Thompson-$65,000

Thompson will construct a social services building.

Westport-$300,000

Westport will receive funding for the Saugatuck Congregate Housing.

Willington-$400,000

Willington will reconstruct Turnpike Road and make drainage improvements.

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