Good News! CIA Funds Set to be Restored
This development is certainly good news for historic preservation and downtown supporters! As you know, Community Investment Act funds help many Connecticut cities and towns in myriads ways, through programs such as Come Home to Downtown and the Preservation of Place program, as well as many other successful programs that support affordable housing, historic preservation, open space and agriculture.While it is significant and promising that the Governor’s Budget restores these funds, we need to be mindful that we are just beginning the biennial budget process. Over the next four months, the Appropriations and Finance Committees and legislative leaders will begin crafting a biennial budget that will require the support of both chambers and Governor Malloy. Protecting the CIA from any additional cuts will require active engagement by all of us, so please continue to urge your legislators to support and restore CIA funds to their full levels.