AVANGRID Awards $450,000 in Grants to Over 70 Community Organizations Across Connecticut

Neighborhood Assistance Grants Deliver More Than $4 Million in Funding Since 2010 to Help Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Local Nonprofits

ORANGE, CT — February 9, 2023 — United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) — all subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) — today announced the award of $450,000 in grant funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program to provide critical energy efficiency solutions for over 70 Connecticut nonprofit organizations. The grants, which will help important nonprofit and community organizations conserve energy and lower costs, bring the total UI, SCG and CNG have awarded through to program to $4.2 million since 2010. The program is administered by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Revenue Services (DRS).

“AVANGRID’s Connecticut companies have a long and proud history in the communities in which we operate, which is why we’re proud to support the work of 70 organizations across the state by providing this funding to help them improve their energy efficiency and save on operating costs,” said AVANGRID CEO Pedro Azagra. “Since 2010, we have delivered more than $4 million in grant funding to Connecticut nonprofits, and we looking forward to strengthening our bonds with these organizations and supporting their important work for years to come.” 

UI, SCG, and CNG each provided $150,000 in funding through the NAA program. 

UI’s contribution will benefit local organizations across the state including, including the Connecticut Zoological Society, which received a $15,000 grant to support greenhouse upgrades at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, which is the only zoo in Connecticut and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. 

SCG will support local organizations, including the Connecticut Association for Performing Arts (CAPA) which received a $10,000 grant for energy efficiency upgrades at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.

CNG’s contributions will benefit local organizations including Operation Fuel, which received a $10,000 grant to support its Hartford Better Homes and Buildings project. The project is aimed at increasing education and outreach on home energy solutions and best practices for working families. 

“The Neighborhood Assistance program represents an important opportunity to provide dozens of organizations with the resources to better serve our communities,” said Frank Reynolds, President & CEO of UI, SCG and CNG. “From civic associations to community centers, local libraries, boys and girls clubs, affordable housing, and more tremendous organizations throughout Connecticut, we’re pleased to support their important work and help them make critical efficiency improvements to their facilities.” 

The awardees of the Neighborhood Assistance Act grants are:

Organization Project OpCo Project City
Amity Teen Center, Inc. Energy Conservation Project UI Woodbridge
Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, Inc. Isham-Terry House Energy Conservation Project (Phase IV) CNG Hartford
Avon Historical Society, Inc. Schoolhouse No. 3 Energy Efficiency Improvements CNG Avon
Ben Bronz Foundation, Inc. Boiler Upgrade/Replacement CNG West Hartford
Blue Hills Civic Association, Inc. BHCA Energy Conservation Projects CNG Hartford
Bridgeport Caribe Youth League, Inc. Energy Efficient Repairs and Upgrades SCG Bridgeport
Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, Inc. d/b/a Building Neighborhoods Together BNG Housing Portfolio Energy Improvement Plan SCG Bridgeport
Bridgeport Public Education Fund Energy Efficient Repairs and Upgrades SCG Bridgeport
Bridgeport Rescue Mission Window & Roof Replacement Project SCG Bridgeport
Burroughs Community Center Furnish and install energy conservation measures and HVAC Building Management System UI Bridgeport
Bushnell Park Foundation, Inc Energy Efficient Upgrades to Bushnell Park CNG Hartford
Capital for Change Energy Conservation Grants for Affordable Housing SCG New Haven
Capital Workforce Partners Energy Efficient Repairs and Upgrades CNG East Hartford
Center Stage Theatre Inc. HVAC and Energy Efficient Upgrades to Theatre Space  UI Shelton
Chrysalis Center, Inc. Hudson View Commons Energy Conservation Project CNG Hartford
Chrysalis Center, Inc. Phelps Village Energy Conservation Project CNG Hartford
Congregation Beth Israel Doors and Bathroom Replacement SCG New Haven
Connecticut Association for Performing Arts (CAPA)-Shubert Theatre Energy Efficient Upgrades to the Shubert SCG New Haven
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) Construction of Composite Center of Excellence Using Energy Efficient Methods CNG East Hartford
Connecticut Hospice, Inc. Shading Patients' Rooms SCG Branford
Connecticut Zoological Society - CT's Beardsley Zoo Greenhouse-New Skin and Framing UI Bridgeport
Continuum of Care Install Energy Efficiency Air Conditioning for Mental Health Transitional Home SCG New Haven
Continuum of Care 979 Quinnipiac - Energy efficiency upgrade to HVAC SCG  New Haven
Deep River Housing Authority Domestic Hot Water and Ventilation Upgrades SCG Deep River
Epoch Arts, Inc. Energy Conservation Project 22-24 CNG East Hampton
Essex Historical Society Installing Attic Insulation at Hills Academy UI Essex
Fairfield Theatre Company, Inc. Energy Efficient Upgrades to Stage One UI Fairfield
Gateway Community College Foundation Improvement Temperature Control UI New Haven
Goodwin Foundation Inc. Retrofit for Energy Efficiency CNG East Hartford
Great River Land Trust, Inc. Energy Upgrades for the Bio Lab and South Meadows Trail System CNG East Hartford
Greater Bridgeport Symphony Adding Energy Effectiveness SCG Bridgeport
Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Hartford CNG Hartford
Green Planet Company Great Hill Cottage Community Phase 2 SCG Guilford
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County Habitat CFC Program SCG Bridgeport
Habitat for Humanity of New Haven New Haven Habitat Homes SCG  New Haven
Hispanic Health Council Retrofit for Energy Efficiency UI Bridgeport
Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall Corporation Bushnell Energy Conservation CNG Hartford
Ida B. Wells, Inc. IBW Apts Energy Conservation Projects CNG Hartford
Institute Library (Young Men's Institute Library) the Institute Library SCG New Haven
Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven Energy Equipment Restoration UI Woodbridge
Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership Inc. (LEAP) Community Center Repairs UI New Haven
Lifelinx Admin/Office Energy Efficiency Upgrade SCG Guilford
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. Energy Improvements   UI Trumbull
Mandell Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center Energy Conservation Program CNG West Hartford
Marrakech, Inc Boiler Replacement at 2 Anton Circle, Bridgeport SCG Bridgeport
Marrakech, Inc Window Replacement 615-617 Whalley Ave. SCG New Haven
Mutual Housing Association of Southwestern CT Inc. dba CT Housing Partners Clinton Commons - Energy Efficiency UI Bridgeport
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain Energy Efficiency Improvements for Broad Street Renovation CNG New Britain
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc. Implementation of Rehabilitated Houses - Energy Conservation UI New Haven
New Haven Hebrew Day School Energy Efficient Upgrades UI Orange
New Haven Home Ownership I Love My Home supplemental energy grants UI New Haven
Operation Fuel Hartford Better Homes and Buildings Program CNG Hartford
Operation Hope of Fairfield, Inc. Energy Efficiency rehab for affordable housing rental units SCG Fairfield
Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Energy Conservation CNG West Hartford
Prudence Crandall Center Berlin - Energy Efficiency CNG Berlin
Saint Martin de Porres Academy Phase 1 Building Efficiency SCG New Haven
San Juan Center, Inc.  Hartford Energy Conservation Program CNG Hartford
Simsbury Grange 197 Energy Efficiency and Conservation at the Grange SCG Simsbury
St. Gabriel School Energy Conservation CNG Windsor
Sterling House Community Center Energy Efficiency-Exterior Envelope & HVAC SCG Stratford
The Open Hearth Association Energy Improvements for emergency shelter serving men experiencing homelessness  CNG Hartford
The Sam & Elizabeth Colt Industrial and Frontier Heritage Center Restoration/Repair of Roofs and Windows of Historic ca. 1855's Colt Brownstones CNG Avon
The Saugatuck Cooperative Senior residence HVAC infrastructure replacement SCG Westport
The West Haven Community House Association Capital Improvements to Facilities and Energy Conservation UI West Haven
Towers Foundation Energy Efficiency Bulbs Replacement and Energy Efficient Washer/Dryer Program SCG New Haven
Town of East Hartford Energy Efficiency Improvements to Town-owned Buildings CNG East Hartford
United Workers d/b/a/Boys and Girls Club Roof Replacement at Columbus Ave. Club House UI New Haven
University of Bridgeport Adding Energy Effectiveness UI Bridgeport
Valley Shore YMCA Energy Conservation Upgrades SCG Westbrook
Wakeman Memorial Association (aka Wakeman Boys & Girls Club) Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse Energy Efficiency Updates SCG Bridgeport
Wakeman Memorial Association (aka Wakeman Boys & Girls Club) Southport Clubhouse Energy Efficient Updates UI Fairfield
Ward Heitmann House Museum Foundation, Inc. HVAC System - Energy Conservation UI  West Haven
West Haven Child Development Center, Inc. Energy Efficient Air Filtration Systems for Classrooms SCG West Haven
Young Men's Christian Association of Greenwich, Inc. (YMCA) Energy Efficiency Program CNG Greenwich
YWCA Greenwich CT, Inc. Building Management System Replacement CNG Greenwich


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