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Norwalk's Family & Children's Agency Receives $200,000 Grant

The funding will support the purchase of both software and hardware,
The funding will support the purchase of both software and hardware, Photo Credit: Courtesy Family & Children's Agency Facebook Page

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk-based Family & Children's Agency recently received a $200,000 grant from the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management to support the Fairfield County Information Technology Collaborative.

The collaborative is a partnership between FCA, Family Centers of Greenwich and FSW of Bridgeport is set to create a shared technology platform, according to a press release. The funding will support the purchase of both software and hardware, along with user-trainings as the agency implements a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

“The VDI project is a critical component of Phase II of FCITC, which is centered on projects that will integrate and upgrade IT infrastructure and operations across the three agencies into a shared model,” said Robert F. Cashel, president and chief executive officer of FCA. “This will enable the Agency to replace our current in-house infrastructure with a more cost-efficient and high-quality performing IT infrastructure.”

VDI will allow the agency to "work more efficiently by increasing both automation of tasks and user mobility," according to the release. Representatives said it would "increase cost efficiency and is projected to reduce FCA’s annual IT operating expenses by more than 40 percent," according to the release.

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