Ellington will receive $500,000 to help fund an addition to the Ellington Town Hall, according to a press release from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
The structure is nearly 100 years old (built in 1915) and due to an increasing population, added space is essential for citizens to have easy access to town agencies and to ensure municipal services function properly, he said.
The funding will go toward the construction of a 1,200-square foot, two-story addition. The building will house town offices and the town's emergency operations center.
Malloy announced a series of grants under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP). The grants will be awarded to 28 towns throughout Connecticut for the purposes of funding a variety of economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life projects.
“These small town grants allow the state to partner with municipalities on projects that will help improve our communities, rebuild our infrastructure, and create jobs,” Malloy said. “These are investments that will make our towns a better place to live and work, will increase the quality of life, and help attract economic development and growth.”