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CHEFA ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION IN GRANTS TO SAFETY NET PROVIDERS
Grant Program Will Aid Nonprofit Service Providers in Connecticut
(HARTFORD, CT) - Barbara Rubin, Board Chair and Peter W. Lisi, Grant Committee Chair of the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) today announced
$1 million in grants to 23 Connecticut nonprofit community service agencies. Funded through CHEFA, grants range from $6,000 to $75,000 and will assist nonprofits who provide food, shelter and medical care to Connecticut residents.
"Our nonprofit providers play a critical role in protecting at-risk Connecticut residents, and these grants are an important way to partner with them in that work," said Governor Malloy. "Creating stable communities and strengthening our workforce and our economy starts with ensuring people have fundamental support services they need to become self-sufficient. I commend the work Connecticut providers are doing, and I thank CHEFA for re-instituting the grant program to provide this important assistance."
CHEFA does not receive any State financial support or taxpayer funds for its operations. The quasi-state agency provides access to the tax-exempt bond market for colleges and universities, hospitals, independent schools, early childhood education providers and other qualified non-profit entities.
CHEFA's Executive Director, Jeffrey A. Asher, noted that CHEFA derives its operating revenues from services provided to its clients in accessing the tax-exempt bond market.
Mr. Asher praised his agency's Board of Directors for its continuing commitment to Connecticut's citizens through the reinvestment of operating revenues in grants to non-profit entities providing critical services to meet the basic human needs of Connecticut citizens.
The Connecticut Food Bank was among those notified of an award.
Nancy L. Carrington, President and CEO said, "This $50,000 grant from CHEFA will help us to continue our mobile food pantry - reaching those in need, including seniors, who are unable to access traditional forms of food support. This grant makes an enormous difference to the people across the state that have no choice but to look to us for help to make it through the month. We thank the CHEFA Board and staff for their work on behalf of the nonprofit sector."
**Attached is a list of the 2012 CHEFA grant recipients
Jeffrey A. Asher
Executive Director, CHEFA