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The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for low-income people, has developed a Justification Briefing and Fact Sheet with state-by-state estimates of public funds needed by the child care industry during the pandemic to sustain the viability of our providers.
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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Depsite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Justin Elicker and members of the Greater New Haven 2020 Census Complete Count Committee, with support from the City of New Haven, have announced that on Friday, May 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM, a socially distanced, Party-On-Wheels will be rolling through the city’s undercounted neighborhoods. Residents will stay safely inside their homes to celebrate the festive caravan featuring live music. Those who complete the census are eligible to win prizes that include a tablet, Chromebook, or gift card. Residents that have already completed the census can get a second shot at the drawing by sharing a video or photo of their census celebration.
“The 2020 Census is about money, power, and the future of our community,” said Karolina Ksiazek, Complete Count Program Manager and a consultant for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “We’ve had to be creative to make sure every household takes part. We can’t let marginalized communities be counted out.”
GUILFORD, CT -- During the current pandemic, people in Guilford and along the shoreline have been turning to The Guilford Foundation, which has served not only as a conduit to disburse desperately needed funds to individuals and charitable organizations but also as a community resource helping non-profits and local leaders collaborate in this critical time. The foundation has already funded $30,000 of individual grants through the Women & Family Life Center and helping purchase $5,000 worth of masks and protective gear for VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice.
HARTFORD, CT -- The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic disruption have created tremendous new challenges for our state, the nation, and the world. The Connecticut Health Foundation is focused on how to be most helpful and responsive to immediate needs and those that emerge as time goes on. As a first step, the foundation has awarded $585,000 to help address basic needs for Connecticut residents facing hardships and to bolster access to health care.
HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont today announced the statewide expansion of a program that will make free online learning licenses available to recipients of unemployment insurance, including those who have been impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 public health crisis. The SkillUp CT program will significantly expand access to comprehensive online course work from a leading global provider for thousands of Connecticut residents. The program will be funded by the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) under an existing grant to the state’s five regional workforce boards.
HARTFORD, CT -- United Way has made 12 awards in its first round of grants from its COVID-19 response fund, Neighbors in Need. The grants, totaling $127,000 will support local nonprofits in delivering important services to those most impacted by the pandemic. The awards will ensure that local families receive assistance related to rent; utilities; food; and, tele-health.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced a round of grants totaling $716,334 to several nonprofits around the state, including many that are in or serve the north-central region. The grants constitute the fourth round of funding as part of the charitable organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which was launched in March, bringing the total amount donated through the fund to about $4 million.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Building on their first round of $100,000 in emergency grants they approved in April for ten local hospitals, Liberty Bank of Middletown, Connecticut today announced that through their charitable foundation they will be providing an additional $100,000 in funding to support several other community organizations in their COVID-19 response.
HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont is urging community stakeholders throughout the State of Connecticut – including municipal officials, community-based organizations, nonprofit providers, and philanthropic partners – to establish local long-term recovery committees that will help meet urgent needs, accelerate recovery, and expedite coordination with the state’s emergency management structure in the ongoing response and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. CCP President Karla Fortunato is among the organizational leaders across the state involved organizing the initiative.
HARTFORD, CT -- The state has now also announced plans to develop a statewide effort rooted in the state’s 169 communities. The newest initiative, to include municipal officials, community-based organizations, nonprofit providers, and philanthropic partners – establishes local long-term recovery committees that will help meet urgent needs, accelerate recovery, and expedite coordination with the state’s emergency management structure, according to state officials. CCP President Karla Fortunato is among the organizational leaders across the state involved organizing the initiative.
WATERBURY, CT -- The Covid-19 Response Fund, established by the Connecticut Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Waterbury less than a month ago, is responding quickly to address community needs.