Naugatuck and Seymour will each receive $2 million grants that will pay for improvements to public housing complexes in those communities. The grants are coming from the Connecticut Department of Housing and Gov. Ned Lamont announced them recently.

The grant that the state is giving to Naugatuck will pay for replacing ductless heat pumps in the Oak Terrace complex that are more than a decade old and outdated. In Seymour, the Castle Heights Public Housing Modernization project is focused on interior renovations and upgrades. The project scope includes replacing smoke and CO2 detectors, accessibility improvements, replacing bathrooms, kitchens and hot water tanks, and removing asbestos. Both communities are members of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.

The grants to Naugatuck and Seymour are among seven totaling $13.4 million to modernize and rehabilitate affordable housing developments around Connecticut.