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Published on June 25, 2024 

Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) announced that the Central Naugatuck Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (CNVMPO) was awarded $5,725,669 million in funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. This grant will support the planning and design of a critical segment of the Naugatuck River Greenway Trail (NRG).

“I am thrilled to announce $5,725,669 million to support the planning and design of a significant portion of the Naugatuck River Greenway Trail,” said Congresswoman DeLauro. “The Naugatuck River Greenway Trail is a critical piece of the vision for a revitalized central business district in downtown Naugatuck. This infrastructure investment will tie our community more closely together – expanding transportation options for residents, connecting individuals to work and recreation, and expanding access to green spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The Naugatuck River Greenway aims to reconnect the Naugatuck Valley to its river, fostering economic development and providing a safe, accessible transportation corridor for physical activity and recreation. The Naugatuck River Greenway will serve as an economic driver by providing access to the river, promoting tourism, and supporting local businesses.

“This RAISE grant for the Naugatuck River Greenway represents a significant investment in our community’s future, offering both environmental and economic benefits,” continued DeLauro. “This project will enhance connectivity, provide vital transportation options for underserved communities, and stimulate economic growth in the Naugatuck Valley region.”