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Town of New Milford CT Sustainability Fund Mission Statement

The Town of New Milford has formed a Sustainability Fund.

The mission of the New Milford Sustainability Fund’s is to help reduce adverse economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic as they affect New Milford’s first responders, residents and small businesses.  Through an expedited process the fund will be used to help subsidize or finance aid that is not currently available within our community through municipal or other agencies.

There will be a cap of $500 for any single distribution made to a resident or business and will be limited to a one-time distribution. First responder applications are exempt from these rules. Funding cap may change as the needs of the community change. Exceptional cases will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The three main areas of focus for this fund:

  • First Responders – The majority of emergency responders in New Milford are volunteers. These funds could be critical should a first responder contract the virus while serving our community. They may need temporary housing, food or be in need of basic financial assistance for loss of wages while in quarantine.

  • Residents - CT has suffered a significant loss of jobs and wages due to the pandemic. We expect the job loss in our community to continue for the foreseeable future and perhaps increase. Loss of wages may strain the ability to afford basic needs. Our vulnerable senior population may also need PPE and other services not available as quarantines continue.
  • Small Businesses - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Social distancing protocols are expected to be in force for an extended period. Local Small Businesses will require masks and other PPE. This fund will help those who require assistance to obtain basic PPE.

For info on the process of applying for the Sustainability Fund Click Here.

For an application Click Here.

If you want your donation to be applied to one of the areas of focus listed
above, please note that on the memo line also.

Donations earmarked for a specific use, i.e. New Milford Food Bank, New Milford Fuel Bank, ambulance or fire department, will be sent to the respective agency immediately. All other donations will be apportioned as follows: 50% will be reserved for First Responders, 30% for residents and 20% for small businesses.

All donations to the New Milford Sustainability Fund are federally tax deductible.

All applicant information will be kept strictly confidential.

 

Donations can made by check made payable to:

Town of New Milford, Mayor’s Office, 10 Main Street, New Milford CT  06776.

Please note “Sustainability Fund” in the memo line of the check. If a donation is to be applied to a specific area of need, i.e. food, daycare, please note that on the memo line also.

 

For more information, contact Chris Cosgrove at nmsustainabilityfund@newmilford.org or call 585-415-8506 or contact Mayor Pete Bass at mayor@newmilford.org or call 860-355-6010.                                                    All calls and information will be kept strictly confidential.