As discussions and negotiations begin around the FY 2016-2017 midterm budget adjustments this legislative session, it is critical that the state continue its deep-seated commitment to Connecticut’s Community Action Agency (CAA) Network and antipoverty efforts. For more than 50 years, Connecticut’s CAAs, the state and federal designated antipoverty agencies, have provided basic human needs services such as food, shelter, heating assistance, and childcare to limited income individuals and families in all 169 cities and towns.
Once again, critical funding for the state’s low-income individuals and families is on the chopping block. Connecticut’s Community Action Agency (CAA) Network is advocating to Gov. Dannel Malloy and the legislature to protect and preserve Human Services Infrastructure (HSI) funding, the “core” funding for CAAs, from being cut in the FY 2016-2017 biennial budget.
Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies, the state and federally designated antipoverty agencies covering every city and town in Connecticut, are dealing with a devastating cut in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed FY 2016-2017 biennial budget.