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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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$72 Million in LIHEAP Funds Released: Oil Deliveries to Begin November 10th

CAFCA | October 29, 2015 |

(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.

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Governor Malloy proclaims May 27, 2015 as Community Action Day; Community Action Agencies hold event at LOB concourse

CAFCA | June 01, 2015 |

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.

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Deb Monahan, Executive Director, TVCCA, featured on CBS Connecticut's Ray Dunaway Show

CAFCA | March 04, 2015 |

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.

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Dr. James Gatling: Budget would harm low income earners

CAFCA | March 04, 2015 |

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.

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