Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro announced last week that $5,197,600 would be allotted for state-related projects after Congress approved the Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development conference report for fiscal year 2002.

DeLauro said the conference report will boost community organizations to make cities and towns stronger statewide. She added that she was pleased with greater funding for Environmental Protection Agency enforcement programs but also said that more resources needed to be allocated toward public housing and water infrastructure needs.

The report will direct $375,000 to the Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven for a domestic violence transitional housing project and $300,000 to Connecticut Hospice for the construction of a new facility.

“This year’s conference report is another step in the right direction for many of these facilities in our community,” DeLauro said.

DeLauro is a member of the Appropriations Committee, serving on both the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and Agriculture subcommittees.

–Yale Daily News