The state has allocated $24.6 million to help municipalities remediate 41 blighted properties, Gov. Ned Lamont announced, including the former Ames corporate headquarters in Rocky Hill. The funding is expected to augment $625 million in private funding that will go toward investigating and cleaning up the sites, which span about 86 acres in total. The funding, in the form of grants and loans, is from the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s Brownfield Remediation and Development Program. “Remediation of brownfields is critically important for the health of our environment, and the health of our communities,” said Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes.