WILTON \u2014 The town is scheduled to see a nearly $300,000, or 19 percent, increase in funding from state aid after the Connecticut General Assembly adopted its budget earlier this month. Wilton is projected to receive a total of $1,875,955 in the form of various grants, according to numbers collected by the town from the Connecticut Council of Municipalities. For fiscal year 2020-21, the town received $1,575,975. The largest sum of money budgeted for the town comes in the form of a grant intended for municipal projects. \u201cThey provided more aid in that sense,\u201d First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice said Wednesday. \u201cWe are up to over $800,000 in that.\u201d The town government will receive $842,618 in its 2021-22 budget, a $259,142 jump from its last allotment in that category. The second most stark jump in received from the state will be a $51,101 reimbursement from the PILOT program. For the last fiscal year, it was zero. This program references payments in lieu of local property taxes, or PILOT, for property owned and used by the state. The grant aims to reimburse municipalities, and cities, for state-owned and other tax-exempt properties. \u201cThe legislature, over the last number of years, had cut funding for PILOT in general,\u201d Vanderslice said. \u201cIn this budget, they reinstated it. That\u2019s why you see it go up.\u201d She said this is focused more in areas that have tax-exempt properties such as universities or hospitals. Wilton has neither of these, and therefore will not receive reimbursement for that portion of the program. Additionally, Wilton will be receiving $314,972 in town aid for roads, the same amount budgeted for this fiscal year. Vanderslice said the budgeted funds provide an opportunity to \u201cuse to pay for road paving rather than using borrowed money.\u201d A grant for local capital improvement, or LoCIP, will remain steady at $112,096, as well as the education cost sharing grant at $461,796. The town\u2019s chief financial officer could not be reached for comment.