Today, Governor Lamont announced that his administration is establishing the Connecticut Municipal Coronavirus Relief Fund Program, which will set a process by which municipal governments will receive reimbursements from the state using the federally supported Coronavirus Relief Fund to offset their expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are certainly sympathetic to the needs of the municipalities during this unprecedented public health emergency and remain willing to assist them in offsetting their related expenses,”
said Governor Lamont
. “This first round of reimbursements to our towns and cities is only the beginning. This ongoing situation is dynamic, and we must adjust to the changing landscape in real time. Let there be no doubt, we are reimbursing municipalities for their full cost of their expenses to date, and we stand with them amid the continued efforts to protect our communities from this virus.”
You can view the administration's letter to towns and cities
COST's Executive Director, Betsy Gara, issued a press release on the matter "applauding Governor Lamont's plan for releasing federal funding to reimburse towns". COST's
entire press release regarding the federal funding can be viewed