Grants awarded to several regional councils

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Dannel Malloy announced Friday that grants are being awarded to nine regional councils of government and a regional economic district to assist towns and cities throughout the state in reducing government related costs.

The grants, which amounts to $4.3 million, are being awarded under the state’s Regional Performance Incentive Program (RPIP), which is administered by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM).

Talking about the grants, Governor Malloy said, “In this new economic reality, it is crucial that we remain steadfast in our commitment to improve and streamline the way that government works at every level. These grants will encourage municipalities and regions to rethink the way they provide local services – resulting in more efficiencies and smaller costs for taxpayers.”

The grants awarded will be utilized in a multitude of areas including wastewater studies, health care, animal care, and technology.

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