HARTFORD, CT -- United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 in support of the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund.
“CHEFA is proud to support Connecticut United Ways with this significant grant from CHEFA’s FY 2021 CHEFA COVID-19 Grant Program,” said Jeanette W. Weldon, CHEFA’s Executive Director. “The grant will have a meaningful impact on Connecticut residents during this challenging time. We value our partnership with the nonprofit community, as we seek to facilitate important efforts addressing the pandemic.”
In late March, Connecticut United Ways launched a COVID-19 Response Fund to respond to the increasingly dire economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Partnering with social service agencies and municipalities across Connecticut, the Fund has identified those most in need of immediate monetary assistance. Beneficiaries are using the money to pay for basic household necessities like groceries and utilities. The Fund has raised more than $1.1 million, helping more than 3,300 people, to date.
About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s vision is a community where opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security. United Way brings people and resources together to address immediate needs and finds long-term solutions to challenging problems. United Way does this by investing in programs and services, leading community change initiatives, and mobilizing resources and volunteers to ensure that: children succeed in school; people get jobs and are financially secure; people are healthy; and, basic needs are met during tough times.
About Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA)
The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) is a quasi-public organization that provides access to tax-exempt financing, grants and other financial assistance to educational institutions, healthcare providers, childcare providers and other qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations. CHEFA has issued over $21.3B in bonds since 1965 and awarded more than $38M in grants since 2002. CHEFA is a self-supporting entity; receiving no state funds or taxpayer dollars.
Elyssa M. Millspaugh
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United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut