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HARTFORD, CT -- With billions of dollars in federal funding on the line, the state has committed $500,000 to boost participation in the 2020 Census, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz announced Thursday. That will be matched by another $500,000 in philanthropic funding and more than $400,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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PRESTON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut recently announced the 2019 Community Fund grant awards, which supports the arts, and cultural and social needs of the residents and organizations of the town of Preston.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The administration of Gov. Ned Lamont pledged $500,000 Thursday in discretionary state funds for community outreach in the 2020 census, answering a challenge from philanthropic foundations ready to provide a matching amount. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving already has committed to give more than $400,000 to local groups. With the state funds and charitable match, the available resources for outreach in the hard-to-count tracts will be at least $1.4 million. Jay Williams, the president of the foundation, said the announcement Thursday was “absolutely a step in the right direction.” He said community foundations from New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, Fairfield County and eastern Connecticut were contributing.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut is among the half of states in the nation spending no money on the census, instead relying on philanthropy and networks of volunteer committees to bolster U.S. Census workers, who will try to find and count the millions of Americans who do not respond next spring. CCP President Karla Fortunato is quoted twice and along with CCP Member Jay Williams, President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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HARTFORD, CT -- High school seniors who live in a Comcast footprint are invited to apply for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The scholarship deadline is December 6, 2019.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Trust for Public Land seeks a successful, driven fundraiser to lead all philanthropy activities for the organization’s Connecticut program.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Connecticut Voices for Children today released a report that reveals the likelihood and heightened risks of an inaccurate count during the 2020 Census.

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BRANFORD, CT -- The Legacy Theatre is seeking a part-time Major Gifts Officer who will play a key role in developing and managing a portfolio of donors/prospects.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Lamont signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Workforce Council, an effort to deliver on a campaign promise to bring new methods and energy to workforce development, a buzzword that suggests a holistic approach to what once was called job training. It is tasked with expanding the workforce, then matching supply with significant demand. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Presidetn Jay Williams was appointed one of twenty-three council members.

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