March 7, 2014

State cash for Bristol shelter and BARC

Press release from state Rep. Chris Wright, a Bristol Democrat:


State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol) welcomed an announcement by Governor Dannel P. Malloy that two Bristol nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants as part of the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program (NGP).

The St. Vincent Depaul Mission of Bristol, Inc was awarded $120,640 for shelter renovation and improvement work. Under the program some $10 million statewide was awarded to address maintenance and capital needs of nonprofit facilities. The Bristol St, Vincent Depaul Mission promotes the housing and shelter needs of low and middle income people.

The Bristol Adult Resources Center was awarded $70,000 for a vehicle purchase. Under the program vehicle purchases are an important component to improve services and replace aging vehicles with safer, more reliable, and accessible vehicles. The Bristol Adult Resource Center serves individuals with disabilities.

“These are deserving local community-based organizations that provide very important services to many of our residents,” Rep. Wright said. “Congratulations to both local organizations for being among 146 projects statewide earning these grants. It’s a tribute to the very fine work they do in our community.”

The awards were announced earlier this week at the State Capitol.

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