GROTON, CT-The Community Action Networks of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are holding the 2016 Southern New England Conference on September 15-16, 2016, at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. Nearly 200 Community Action Agency (CAA), State Association, and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) staff and board members will come together to attend workshops, network, share best practices, and discuss issues surrounding income inequality, the economy, and the upcoming election.
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NEW BRITAIN – The Department of Social Services (DSS) recently awarded the Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA) a statewide contract to manage the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Case Management program. CAFCA subcontracted with its network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to ensure that qualifying individuals and families have access to SSBG case management services throughout the state.
(New Britain)?Connecticut’s congressional delegation recently announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $72, 346,318 in LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funding for the State of Connecticut. The home heating program is operated by the Connecticut Community Action Network, which appreciates the ongoing work of our delegation as well as President Obama’s administration in making sure these funds are available for needy individuals, families, and vulnerable children and seniors as cold weather approaches.
“The poverty issue is ubiquitous,” Fred Carstensen, director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, said. “Almost everywhere we have seen increases. Not just in our core cities where we tend to think about it, but everywhere, even in our wealthy communities.”