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CLCC Receives $4,931 Grant from United Illuminating for New Greenhouse

Support Made Available under Connecticut’s
Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program

MANCHESTER, CT — Dec. 21, 2020 — Creative Living Community of Connecticut (CLCC) today received a $4,931.31 grant from United Illuminating under Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program.

The funding will help build an energy efficient teaching greenhouse in Coventry as an extension of CLCC's greenhouse/farming vocational program.

“We are extremely grateful to United Illuminating for their support of our programs which help give real, transferable job skills to adults with developmental disabilities,” said Patrick Byrne, CLCC's Executive Director. 

United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) — all subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. — distributed a total of $441,540 in grants to 26 organizations.

The grants, made possible by Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program, are aimed at helping nonprofit community and neighborhood organizations across the state improve energy efficiency and reduce their energy costs.

Since 2010, UI, SCG and CNG has awarded $3.8 million in grants through the NAA Program, which offers a corporate tax credit to encourage businesses to provide financial support to qualified local nonprofit organizations.

“As we prepare to celebrate the holidays during these unprecedented times, we are mindful of the many people in our communities who are suffering as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic – and of the important roles nonprofit organizations play in supporting them,” said Frank Reynolds, President of UI, SCG and CNG. “This program allows us to help our nonprofit partners achieve ongoing energy savings, allowing our partners to focus their resources on the critical programs and services that they provide.”

The 2020 NAA grants support a wide variety of projects undertaken by community organizations across the UI, SCG and CNG service territories. A full listing of the projects supported can be found at NAA tax credit Program.


About UI: The United Illuminating Company (UI) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1899, UI operates approximately 3,500 miles of electric distribution lines and 139 miles of transmission lines. It serves approximately 335,000 customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. UI received the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award recognizing the company’s response to the May 2018 storms that impacted its service territory. For more information, visit