FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The State Bond Commission approved the authorization of nearly $15 million in funding for nonprofit organizations, including one in Danbury and one in Norwalk, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday.
“I am pleased that my administration has been able to take positive steps to support nonprofit providers, which serve all citizens of Connecticut and play a substantial role in maintaining our safety net during challenging times,” said Malloy. “Partnering with our nonprofit organizations is a smart fiscal investment to ensure that these agencies can continue to provide services while doing so in an efficient, cost-effective way.”
A total of 32 nonprofit organizations are scheduled to receive funding, including cultural and historic organizations and organizations providing healthcare and human services.
“These bond funds will help nonprofit organizations streamline programs and services through local, regional and statewide collaborations, to carry out their strategic planning initiatives and to support individuals and families with significant challenges,” said Terry Edelstein, nonprofit liaison to the governor.
In Danbury, a $525,000 grant was awarded to Connecticut Association for Community Action Inc. to streamline its data warehouse. The data warehouse is used in collaboration with the Access Agency, Community Action Committee of Danbury Inc., New Opportunities Inc. and Thames Valley Council for Community Action.
The Community Action Committee of Danbury has a long history of helping low-income families and individuals overcome poverty and improve self-sufficiency.
The Danbury group was one of six nonprofit organizations, in collaboration with nine other agencies, that were awarded funding through the Office of Policy and Management’s Nonprofit Collaboration Incentive Grant Program. It provides funds for one-time infrastructure costs to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided by the agencies.
In Norwalk, the Music Theater of Connecticut received a grant of $150,000 to assist with renovations and improvements and creation of a new theater facility. The grant was from the state Department of Economic and Community Development as part of a program to help cultural and historic sites.