State Seeks Input on Sandy Recovery Spending

Feb 18, 2014

Cosey Beach in East Haven during Sandy.
Credit Jan Ellen Spiegel

The state is seeking public comment on its latest plan for recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Connecticut is due for a second round of disaster funding from the federal government as it distributes aid to the communities worst affected.

Last July, the U.S. Department of Housing gave a grant of $72 million to the state.

Now Connecticut could receive a further $66 million, but it must first submit an action plan for how it will spend the cash.

It's inviting public comments on its latest plan, which includes using the cash to address any remaining unmet housing needs, and for resiliency planning for affected homeowners.

It also wants to spend about half the money on infrastructure projects.