Funding for Preservation
Maintenance and Repair Grants
In December, the Connecticut Trust’s Board approved seven Maintenance and Repair Grants, totaling $50,000. The grants, funded through the Community Investment Act, provide money for small projects to maintain or restore historic buildings. This year, they were targeted to historic religious buildings. The Trust received 41 pre-applications from organizations in 35 towns or cities, requesting a total of $535,185.
Brooklyn, Unitarian Universalist Society: $10,000 for exterior repairs and drainage improvements to the Brooklyn meeting house (1771, NR).
Hartford, Liberty Christian Center: $10,000 for repairs and reroofing of the sanctuary, originally built as Horace Bushnell Congregational Church (1914; NR).
New Haven, Mount Gideon Faith Fellowship Church: $9,000 for roof repairs to its building, originally the Summerfield Methodist Church (1891; NR)
New Haven: Trinity Lutheran Church (1870; SR): $4,000 for repairs to the tower and steeple.
Norfolk, Church of Christ (1888, NR): $3,500 for repairs to stained-glass windows in the Battell Chapel .
Norwalk, Canaan Institutional Baptist Church (originally Beth Israel Synagogue, 1906; NR): $10,000 for repairs to stained-glass windows.
Windsor, Grace Episcopal Church: $3,500 for reroofing of the Tuttle House (1865, NR): for reroofing of the Tuttle House (1865, NR).