Bridgeport, CT – September 14, 2021 – The Bridgeport Environmental Task Force (ETF) today issued a request for proposals to advance public health and environmental benefit in its neighborhoods, particularly those in the vicinity of Bridgeport Harbor Station. The ETF is looking for proposals of projects and initiatives to make Bridgeport a more environmentally sound community The ETF encourages individuals and organizations to submit proposals, which will be considered in a competitive process.
For funding consideration, the proposals must advance “the intents and purposes underlying the adoption of the US Environmental Justice Act including, but not limited to, achieving maximum public health and environmental benefit for the air quality in the neighborhoods surrounding Bridgeport Harbor Station.” Proposals should detail programs, projects, and/or other initiatives that will contribute to the long-term public benefit and wellbeing of the community by addressing health and environmental needs relating to infrastructure, health services, outreach, education, and energy efficiency. The ETF committee, working with the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO), is managing a $2 Million Community Environmental Benefits Fund. That funding process was established by the Community Environmental Benefit Agreement (CEBA) between PSEG Power Connecticut, the City of Bridgeport, and representative community organizations on February 26, 2016.