LOBBY DAY at the CAPITOL on MAY 13 12 noon to 3 pm. JOIN FARM BUREAU AND OUR CIA PARTNERS. Details
REVIEW THESE POINTS ABOUT WHY THE CIA IS WORKING AND SHOULD REMAIN UNTOUCHED. Flyer
The Community Investment Act (also known as Public Act 05-228) was signed into law on July 11th, 2005. The Act provides increased funding for open space, agriculture viability, dairy support, farmland preservation, historic preservation and affordable housing.
Under the Community Investment Act, a $40 recording fee is collected on every real estate transaction to generate revenue for this fund.
The Community Investment Act has funded 1100 projects in 165 towns for a total of $133 million given back to Connecticut. It has helped to sustain the character and strengthen the economy of nearly every town in Connecticut.
For Connecticut's $3.5 billion dollar agricultural industry, which together generate 28,000 jobs, CIA supports investments in local farm businesses and land protection.
Connecticut Farm Bureau worked hard to help assure the passage of this Act, and agriculture producers directly benefit from the funding it generates. Here are some Agriculture "Success Stories" resulting from CIA:
For more information on the Community Investment Act visit http://www.communityinvestmentact.org/
For a brochure from the Department of Agriculture on this Act visit http://www.ct.gov/doag/lib/doag/pdf/pa228printedversion.pdf