The state budget approved by the House on Wednesday would boost municipal aid, a major source of revenue that affects property-tax rates and services in many cities and towns.

Connecticut cities and towns currently receive a little more than $3 billion per year from the state. Hover over your town to see details on how much your town will receive. Read more about the changes in municipal aid here.

The raw numbers aren’t very revealing as a map for FY 16, since it basically shows where populations are concentrated. But hovering over your town does allow you to see what the raw dollar amounts would be for each grant.

* The state also would deposit $158.6 million in FY 16 sales tax receipts into the new municipal revenue sharing account. Those funds would be sent to cities and towns in the first quarter of FY 17.

Below is how much towns would receive in FY 16, per capita. The northeast corner of the state and the cities would fare well, while Fairfield and Litchfield counties don’t get as much help.

Below, you can see how much more your town would received in FY 17 compared to FY 15.

A previous version of the first map was incorrectly labeled as a comparison between FY 16 and FY 15. It was actually a comparison of FY 17 to FY 15.

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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