A new series of grants is helping Connecticut municipalities expand their online services.
A total $1.78 million in state funds have been doled out to 58 town and regional offices statewide to make more town services available to residents online, as well as to help with infrastructure costs for those towns to connect to the state’s fiber-optic Nutmeg Network, which delivers high-speed Internet to its users. It is already offered to schools, libraries and emergency services.
Local towns receiving funds include Ansonia ($39,100), Guilford ($6,000), Milford ($11,000), North Branford ($24,800), Seymour ($36,100), Wallingford ($36,800) and the Greater Bridgeport Council of Government office ($35,050). Lyme received the greatest amount of funding for this round, with $143,000.
A second round of grants will be awarded next year.