Alberts' district, received more than $1 million in STEAP money to fund projects ranging from improvements to a transfer station to renovations at a recreation site.
Eastford was not on the list of communities receiving STEAP funds.
The other three towns are near or approaching the cap of $500,000 that can come from STEAP in a single year.
STEAP will fund housing projects, transit programs, recreation and solid waste disposal projects.
The money from STEAP can only be used for capital projects and the Office of Policy and Management, which administers the program, has specific funding guidelines.
STEAP will not award money to build a new storage shed, although some money could be available for the department's other renovations.
Last year, he said, STEAP made $20 million available to small towns but received $32 million in applications.