CAFCA Programs & Initiatives
The CAFCA Training Academy provides capacity building training and coordination to CT’s 9 Community Action Agencies to foster excellence in all aspects of agency operations and service provision. These efforts support positive and effective customer, community and agency outcomes.
CAFCA, with the support of the State of Connecticut, is working with the CAA network to help get the word out about the importance of the Census and improve response rates. Every 10 years, the government conducts a comprehensive count, a “Census,” of the entire population of the country, including all people regardless of age, housing situation, or citizenship status. The Census is used to determine Congressional apportionment, as well as federal funding.
CAFCA serves as a lead organization under the Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia (RPIC), funded by the federal Office of Community Services (part of the Administration for Children and Families). This cooperative agreement supports an ongoing state and regional strategy for collaboration, capacity-building, and exemplary practice in the CAA network.
CAFCA administers SSBG Case Management statewide with funding provided by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS). SSBG Case Management provides services or activities to help vulnerable or at risk individuals and families meet job, education, housing, and other needs.
CAFCA administers SNAP Outreach statewide with funding provided by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS). SNAP provides nutritional support to low-income people. CAA staff provide outreach and education, as well as enrollment assistance to individuals and families who may be eligible for SNAP.