The Arc New London County is Recipient of CHEFA Facilities Grant

Norwich, CT The Arc New London County received $25,525 from the Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority at its Nonprofit Grant Awards Presentation on June 27th in Hartford.

The grant, which will fund exterior masonry repairs and the installation of a new ADA-compliant entrance door at its main offices on Sachem Street in Norwich, was part of $1,048,238 that CHEFA’s Board of Directors approved to award qualifying nonprofit agencies throughout Connecticut in 2018.

Accepting the award for The Arc NLC was Chief Operations Officer Laurie Herring, who spoke to attendees and area legislators about the importance of being able to complete these two projects, which will protect the health and safety of The Arc NLC’s participants and staff. CHEFA is one of the only organizations in Connecticut that provides funding for capital projects.

“We are pleased to provide these important grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state that benefit Connecticut’s residents,” said Jeanette Weldon, CHEFA’s Executive Director.

The Arc New London County partners with people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for equal participation and inclusion in the communities of Southeastern Connecticut. It offers a variety of programs and serves approximately 650 people and their families yearly. The Sachem Street offices house the Community Integration program, The Community Life & Advocacy Program, and the In-Home Supports day program, as well as agency administrative staff.
To learn more about The Arc New London County’s programs, please visit or contact Denise Tift at (860) 889-4435, ext. 116.