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State Money For Heating Assistance Unspent; Deadline Extended

CT Mirror - The state will extend a key deadline for seeking winter heating assistance from March 15 to March 31, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday. But the administration also confirmed — less than two weeks before the official start of spring — that it hasn’t yet spent any of the $30 million in state funds legislators committed last November to enhance heating assistance.
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AARP Tele-Town Hall Discussion: Electric Choices, Energy Assistance & Efficiency Programs

Facebook Live - AARP hosted a live telephone town hall about energy choices, assistance, and efficiency programs. CAFCA's Deb Polun participated, along with representatives from CT's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and Operation Fuel. Listen here!
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“The Current System is Broken” – Child Care Providers Rally for Funding

The Day - Debbi Poirier, director of the Thames Valley Council for Community Action’s Little Learners Early Education Program, described a crisis the program is facing during a rally Wednesday outside the agency’s childcare center. The state hasn’t increased its reimbursement rate for childcare programs. Staff are grappling with inflation, but the center can’t raise fees from parents because they’re based on a sliding scale determined by income. Read more.

CT Legislators Raising Questions About Heating Assistance Program

CT Mirror - With demand this winter for heating assistance far outstripping that of recent years, and with a key nonprofit aid program on temporary hold, state legislators want to know how many households have exhausted their options. Read more.

CT Energy Assistance Program Still Accepting Applications

FOX 61 - The CT Energy Assistance program is still accepting and processing applications even as 'Operation Fuel' announced it's pausing its services. Contact your local Community Action Agency to apply. Watch the story here.
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Legislators, Health Advocates, Others Support Legislation for Community Health Worker Coverage

Facebook Live - Senator Matt Lesser and Representative Jillian Gilchrest hosted a press conference to bring attention to Senate Bill 991, which would provide Medicaid coverage for services provided by Community Health Workers. TVCCA CEO and CAFCA Board Chair Deb Monahan shared the value of Community Health Workers to the work of the Community Action Agencies. Watch here!
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Operation Fuel Pauses Energy Assistance in March Due to Increased Demand

The Day - Operation Fuel, the only year-round emergency energy assistance program in the state, is pausing its program for the month of March after significant demand... TVCCA still has state funds as well as funding it has raised to assist people in March.
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Heating Help Offered on Whalley

New Haven Independent - Symone Wilson was taking a walk along Whalley Avenue last fall when she found a way to stay warm come winter, in the form of one-time emergency utility assistance and an energy matching payment plan. The 28-year-old New Havener connected with those programs to keep her heat pumping and lights shining thanks to the Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH).

Stratford Family’s Furnace Fixed Thanks to Bridgeport Nonprofit

News 12 - A Stratford family is thanking the community after their furnace was fixed this weekend. Leighann and Greg Rose's furnace had been broken for over a month and the temperature in their home was 50 degrees. Read more about how the Alliance for Community Empowerment helped!
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Federal Funding Increases Announced for SNAP, Child Nutrition Program

WFSB - Federal funding increases were announced for major food programs. The Supplemental Nutritional Insurance Program, or SNAP, and child nutrition programs were said to be getting a significant boost. A news conference with Sen. Richard Blumenthal and advocates took place at 11 a.m. on Monday at CRT in Hartford.
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