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Community Action Agencies Accepting Energy Assistance Applications

CAFCA | August 07, 2018 |

The Connecticut Community Action Agency (CAA) Network is accepting early energy assistance applications for the 2018-2019 heating season. Connecticut residents struggling to pay their utility bills can apply for home heating assistance at their local CAA. Community Action Agencies are the only nonprofit agencies administering the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides home heating assistance to the state’s most vulnerable residents.

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CT Community Action Agencies Offering SSBG Case Management & SNAP Outreach

CAFCA | May 23, 2018 |

Connecticut’s Community Action Agency (CAA) network is providing Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Case Management and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach services to eligible limited income Connecticut residents statewide. The Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA), the state association for the state’s CAAs, administers the SSBG Case Management and SNAP Outreach contracts. Each Community Action Agency covers a geographical catchment area of the state and services are offered in all 169 cities and towns.

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Connecticut Community Action Agencies Offering Free Tax Preparation

CAFCA | February 06, 2018 |

(New Britain)?Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are providing free tax preparation services to eligible individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Connecticut CAA Energy Assistance Program Accepting Applications

CAFCA | January 23, 2018 |

Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are accepting energy assistance applications for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding. At this time, the program has been funded at 90% of its overall allocation of LIHEAP funds. For Connecticut, that amounts to a little over $63 million. The Connecticut Department of Social Services oversees the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and it is administered by the CT CAAs.

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Agencia de Acción Comunitaria Responde a Huracanes Irma y Maria

CAFCA | November 27, 2017 |

La red de agencias de Acción Comunitaria del Estado proporciona asistencia de socorro de desastre crítico para personas evacuadas a Connecticut por huracanes Irma y Maria. Hasta ahora, cientos de personas necesitadas han recibido ayuda a través de las agencias de acción comunitarias en Connecticut (CAAs). Les urge a las agencias asegurarse que otras personas que necesitan de alimentos, refugio, calor, cuidado de niños y otros servicios básicos se enteren de que hay ayuda.

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Community Action Responds to Hurricanes Irma and Maria

CAFCA | November 17, 2017 |

The state’s Community Action Agency Network is providing critical disaster relief assistance to Hurricane Irma and Maria evacuees relocating to Connecticut. So far, hundreds of people in need have been served by the state’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs). And, they want to make sure others who need food, shelter, heat, child care, and other basic services know that help is available.

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$67M in LIHEAP Funds Released; Fuel Deliveries to Start November 15th

CAFCA | November 16, 2017 |

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released $67,255,113 in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding. This amount is 90% of LIHEAP funds allocated for the State of Connecticut.

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$70 Million in LIHEAP Funds Released; Fuel deliveries to Begin November 9th

CAFCA | October 31, 2016 |

(New Britain) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released $70,021,208 in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding for the State of Connecticut.

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Community Action Convenes in Mystic; Bob Woodson, Khalilah Brown-Dean to attend

CAFCA | September 12, 2016 |

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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Cafca Announces Kick-Off Of Statewide SSBG Case Management Program

CAFCA | June 08, 2016 |

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.

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