The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) is encouraging Connecticut municipalities to work together to spend the federal American Rescue Plan funding awarded to the state. The Ventura Barbershop is one recipient of $10,000 in funding to rehab a run-down space in Norwich and put it back to good use for the town.

“Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, interim CEO of Connecticut Main Street Center and a member of the CCM advisory committee, said the rescue funds present a “golden opportunity” for local and regional investment by municipalities.  “When communities collaborate with each other on mutually beneficial projects, the impact is powerful and sets the tone for additional regional efforts,” she said. — The Connecticut Examiner

Read more about the help Ventura Barbershop received and the suggestions CCM is making for ARP monies:  CCM Pitches a Regional Approach to Federal Funding Opportunities — The Connecticut Examiner