Community Action Agencies:
Connecticut's federally designated
At the New England Community Action Partnership’s (NECAP) 2013 Annual Meeting and Issues Forum last month, David Bradley, Executive Director of the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) spoke to Community Action leaders from across New England about the ever-present and continuing challenges our programs and services currently face. He discussed the uncertainties in Congress regarding federal funding issues; including funding for the Continuing Resolution, 2014 budget funding levels; the debt ceiling, and the defunding of Obamacare. Despite these circumstances, David feels that our network has solid and strong support from Congressional leaders and members on both sides of the aisle for CSBG. Members of Congress know the critical programs and services provided to their constituents by our agencies are essential, and they stand behind them. Additionally, David discussed the importance of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)- both of these are essential programs, especially for low-income individuals and families in New England. David continues to stand behind and support CSBG, LIHEAP and WAP on our behalf everyday in Washington, and we thank him tremendously for his efforts. Stay tuned to David's blogs and his CAP FACTS for up to date information on these important issues.
Early Intake for the 2013-2014 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) has begun. Please click here to for more information and to find an intake site near you.