HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Connecticut is making $5 million available immediately to cities and towns to help reimburse them for school safety and security upgrades following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Gov. Dan Malloy announced the first round of funding on Friday for the competitive grant program included in the General Assembly’s response to the Newtown shooting.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul: Nearly 200 People To Be Released From Rikers Under 'Less Is More Act'
He appeared at Hartford’s Classical Magnet School with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a town hall-style discussion about school security and education reform.