(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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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.
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.
Governor Malloy proclaims May 27, 2015 as Community Action Day; Community Action Agencies hold event at LOB concourse
Governor Malloy has proclaimed May as Community Action Month and May 27, 2015, as Community Action Day in the State of Connecticut. The state’s Community Action Network is holding Community Action Day today, May 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) concourse as part of National Community Action Month. The event will highlight the essential programs and services Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs)?the state and federal designated anti-poverty agencies?provide to low-income residents in every city and town.
Deb Monahan, Executive Director of Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA) and 1st Vice Chair of the Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA) is on the air. Deb will be appearing to talk about tomorrow (March 4) being Community Action Day at the State Capitol, and how CAFCA and the anti-poverty agencies around the state are calling on the Governor and the Legislature to reconsider a proposed $3.4 million cut in their Human Services Infrastructure (HSI) funding.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent proposal to eliminate funding for the Human Services Infrastructure Program may cancel one of the most efficient and effective initiatives available to Connecticut's low-income residents. The program provides core funding for community-action agencies, such as New Opportunities Inc. The proposed elimination of $3.4 million would cancel $2 million worth of matching federal funds and fully defund this service delivery system, which provides clients with programs that help then achieve self-sufficient lives. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent proposal to eliminate funding for the Human Services Infrastructure Program may cancel one of the most efficient and effective initiatives available to Connecticut's low-income residents. The program provides core funding for community-action agencies, such as New Opportunities Inc. The proposed elimination of $3.4 million would cancel $2 million worth of matching federal funds and fully defund this service delivery system, which provides clients with programs that help then achieve self-sufficient lives.
Connecticut's Community Action leaders were featured on WNPR's "Where We Live" show with John Dankosky today to discuss the War On Poverty. Panelists included Dr. James H. Gatling, Ph.D, President/CEO, New Opportunities, Inc., Chair of CAFCA; Amos Smith, President/CEO, Community Action Agency of New Haven, Vice Chair, CAFCA, and President, New England Community Action Partnership; and, David Morgan, Vice President, TEAM, Inc., President, Connecticut Head Start Association.
“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.”
DSS Commissioner Roderick Bremby's Plenary Speech at the Community Action 2011 Professional Development Conference
DSS Commissioner Roderick Bremby's delivers one of the morning's plenary speeches at CAFCA's annual professional development conference. Commissioner Bremby speaks on some of his own experiences growing up, as well as his plans for creating positive change in the coming years as Commissioner at DSS.