BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — The State of Connecticut won $54,277,359 through the National Disaster Resilience Competition to support a Bridgeport-based pilot program.
Yesterday, officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Rockefeller Foundation announced the 13 winners in the competition. All of the winners split a $1 billion dollar prize to help them recover from major disasters between 2011 and 2013. That money will help provide funding for resilient housing and infrastructure projects overall.
Connecticut’s share of the prize money will support a pilot program connected to the state-wide Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan. That focuses on coastal neighborhoods and protecting them from flooding, improving infrastructure, and increasing transportation connections.