(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is releasing more than $5.1 million in state funding to make additional renovations and improvements to building infrastructure at the campus of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs in Rocky Hill.
These funds, which were approved last week at a meeting of the State Bond Commission, include:
Services provided on the campus include residential care, long-term skilled nursing care, and other types of assistance needed by the state’s veterans and their families. More than 200 veterans and five families currently live on the campus.
“We need to do everything we can to improve education, health, housing, and employment opportunities for veterans,” said Governor Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission. “The campus in Rocky Hill has been supporting residential and nursing services to our state’s veterans since 1940, and it is incumbent upon us to ensure that these facilities remain in good repair so that our veterans and their families continue to have the support they deserve. They served our country with dignity and honor, and these investments demonstrate the state’s ongoing commitment to support veterans and service members.”
“It is important that we recognize and give thanks to our state’s dedicated veterans who have helped to maintain the freedom and liberties that are at the core of our democracy,” said Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz. “Together with our Department of Veterans Affairs, our administration is committed to serving those who have served for us, and our veterans deserve opportunity, recognition, and relief. The state funding to make these necessary renovations and improvements to the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs campus will ensure that our veterans are getting the services and resources they need, efficiently and effectively.”
“My thanks to Director of Projects and Operations Joe Danao, Fiscal Administrative Manager Briana Mitchell, and their respective teams for all the hard work to make this happen,” Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi said. “Also, many thanks to Governor Lamont and the members of the State Bond Commission for supporting these projects, and to Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes and her team for the extraordinary coordination with the Department of Veterans Affairs on the boiler and energy efficiency project funding.”
Since 2019, the Lamont administration has invested approximately $9 million in state funding for infrastructure improvements and renovations to facilities operated by Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to the funding announced today, these investments include:
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