CT seeks $47M more in federal funds for delayed Bridgeport flood project

CT Post: State officials are seeking an additional $47 million in federal aid to build and complete Resilient Bridgeport, a significant flood control plan for the South End that was already awarded $40.8 million but is now estimated to cost much more.

“I’m confident we have a very good application. We had some of our best (staffers) on it,” Shante Hanks, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Housing and a Bridgeport resident, said in an interview Friday. Hanks for the last several years has been helping lead the project.

“If we are successful in (obtaining) this grant, we feel this is really gonna be a game-changer,” said Graham Stevens, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s point person for Resilient Bridgeport. Read more>>