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CAC Proposed Allocations - 12/1/22

The Waterbury Community Services Investment Program (WCSIP) provides American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Local Relief Funds to nonprofit organizations in the City of Waterbury that were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of “recovery.” The City has an opportunity to use these funds to make strategic investments by providing valuable resources to community nonprofits to help ensure a strong and equitable recovery from the pandemic and the ARPA dollars can aid in addressing some of these needs. 


As part of the City’s established planning process, the Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) held a meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2022, to consider applications and approve proposed WCSIP funding allocations. Below is a summary of the 37 proposed projects, totaling $1,960,442.26. As part of the process, and in accordance with the City's established Planning Timeline, a 30-day public comment period on the proposed allocations will begin on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, and end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023. During that time, residents and stakeholders may comment on the proposed allocations in writing. An opportunity to publicly comment will also be made available when the CAC holds a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 5, 2023. All comments received will be considered by the CAC prior to referral to the Board of Aldermen.

Proposed WCSIP Allocations Approved by the Citizens' Advisory Committee (12/1/22)
Organization Name Program/Project/Service Program / Services  CAC Proposed Allocations 
Boys &Girls Club of Greater Waterbury Plans & Specs for Renovation of Pool Area Program / Services $150,000.00
Rivera Memorial Foundation, Inc. Capital Improvements  Capital Imp. Project $150,000.00
Waterbury YMCA Design & Engineering Service to Support Rehab to provide infant/toddler care Program / Services $150,000.00
Zion Baptist Church Hopkins Street Center (The Q House) - Capital Improvements Capital Imp. Project $150,000.00
Manufacturing Alliance Service Corp. IT Renovation/Computer Lab Upgrade Capital Imp. Project $115,900.00
Family & Childrens Aid  Project Joy Center at Therapeutic Center Capital Imp. Project $100,000.00
Girls Inc. of Western CT Recovery Program Growth & Expansion - Capital Improvements Capital Imp. Project $100,000.00
Goodwill Lodge 1325 Roof and Flooring Project Capital Imp. Project $100,000.00
Grace Congregate Housing Corporation Grace House - Masonry Restoration Project Capital Imp. Project $100,000.00
St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Greater Waterbury Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen Operations Program / Services $100,000.00
Walnut Orange Walsh NRZ Capital Improvements  Capital Imp. Project $100,000.00
Grace Baptist Church HVAC System Replacement Capital Imp. Project $60,000.00
Albanian American Moslem Community Community Hall Renovation Capital Imp. Project $48,400.00
BAGS Foundation CT Afterschool Program for Highschool Aged Youth Program / Services $48,000.00
Porters House Inc. Youth Behavioral Health Services - Operational Support Program / Services $48,000.00
St. Margaret Willow Plaza NRZ Capital Improvements  Capital Imp. Project $48,000.00
Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. Brookside Road Clinic Capital Improvements Capital Imp. Project $32,122.26
Children's Community School Academic and Mental Health Programs Program / Services $30,000.00
Community Partners in Action Electrical Upgrades and Replacement of Fridge, Freezer, and Oven Capital Imp. Project $30,000.00
Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury Inc. Emergency Financial Assistance Program - Rent and Utilities Program / Services $30,000.00
Waterbury Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. Computer Lab Upgrade Capital Imp. Project $30,000.00
The UnGroup Society, Inc. Youth Classes & Programs Program / Services  $30,000.00
Center for Human Development Waterbury Hospitality Center - Operational Support Program / Services $25,000.00
Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Program / Services $25,000.00
Malta House of Care-Waterbury Pandemic Recovery Program - Access to Healthcare for Uninsured Program / Services $25,000.00
New Opportunities Inc. Client Assistance Fund Program / Services $25,000.00
United Way of Greater Waterbury Basic Needs Assistance for Waterbury Households Program / Services $25,000.00
Mattatuck Historical Society Stairwell Security at the Matt Capital Imp. Project $15,872.00
Madre Latina Organization Inc. Health on Wheels Program / Services $15,000.00
Brass City Harvest Brass Food Program - Healthy Cooking Classes for Seniors Program / Services $10,000.00
Hoops4Life, Inc. Youth Programs Program / Services $10,000.00
Catholic Charities Inc.  Capital Improvements at Child Development Center Capital Imp. Project $8,648.00
Mt. Olive Senior Citizens Center, Inc. My Senior Center Management System Program / Services $7,500.00
Children in Placement Guardians ad Litem Support Program / Services $5,000.00
City Youth Theater Youth Theater Programs Program / Services $5,000.00
Jack Paul Noujaim Community Foundation Community Outreach Program / Services $5,000.00
Urban Fresh Gardens Inc. Learn to Earn Summer Work Project Program / Services $3,000.00
Total WCSIP CAC Proposed Funding Allocations $1,960,442.26


Those individuals or organizations who want to submit comments on the CAC proposed allocations may do so in writing during the 30-day public comment period beginning on December 7, 2022. Verbal comments received during the CAC public hearing, scheduled for January 5, 2023, will also be considered. Comments should be mailed, emailed, or submitted via the form below.

If mailing, please send to:

Attention: Citizens' Advisory Committee
Office of Community Development
Waterbury City Hall
235 Grand Street, Room C-29
Waterbury, CT 06702

If emailing, please send email to:

Comments may also be submitted using the form below:

Individuals and groups seeking more information or with general questions can send their inquiries by email to