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Ben Bronz Foundation Receives Grant from Connecticut Natural Gas

Ben Bronz Academy has moved to 11 Wampanoag Dr. in West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Ben Bronz Foundation, Inc. has received a grant from Connecticut Natural Gas, through the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program, in order to make needed repairs to their West Hartford property.

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Ben Bronz Foundation, Inc. received a $4,931.31 grant from Connecticut Natural Gas under Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program. The funding will help repair or replace a boiler for their facility.

“We truly appreciate the generosity of Connecticut Natural Gas through the Neighborhood Assistance Act program. This money will be used toward replacement of our boiler system. As a nonprofit special education school, all donations support the learning of our students either directly or indirectly. The support of the community is important to our continued success and very much appreciated,” said Executive Director Kim Holley.

United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG), and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) — all subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. — distributed a total of $441,540 in grants to 26 organizations.

The grants, made possible by Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program, are aimed at helping nonprofit community and neighborhood organizations across the state improve energy efficiency and reduce their energy costs.

Since 2010, UI, SCG, and CNG has awarded $3.8 million in grants through the NAA Program, which offers a corporate tax credit to encourage businesses to provide financial support to qualified local nonprofit organizations.

“As we prepare to celebrate the holidays during these unprecedented times, we are mindful of the many people in our communities who are suffering as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic – and of the important roles nonprofit organizations play in supporting them,” said Frank Reynolds, President of UI, SCG, and CNG. “This program allows us to help our nonprofit partners achieve ongoing energy savings, allowing our partners to focus their resources on the critical programs and services that they provide.”

The 2020 NAA grants support a wide variety of projects undertaken by community organizations across the UI, SCG, and CNG service territories. A full listing of the projects supported can be found at NAA tax credit Program.

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