HARTFORD - On one of his final days as governor, Dannel Malloy announced a wave of grants last week going toward several nonprofits in the state.
About $30.8 million in state grants were awarded to 92 nonprofit organizations as part of the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program. The program assists organizations by financing one-time infrastructure improvements that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided by the organizations.
“Connecticut’s nonprofit organizations serve every resident of Connecticut and play a substantial role in maintaining our safety net,” Malloy said when announcing the wave of grants. “Partnering with them is a smart fiscal investment to ensure that they can continue to provide services while doing so in an efficient, cost-effective way. By supporting capital purchases that enhance the delivery, efficiency, and effectiveness of the services they provide, these nonprofit organizations can focus their attention on what they do best - getting services to those who need them most.”
Among the recent grants are several going to area nonprofits. New Britain-based CW Resources, Inc. received $865,289 to go towards improvements in its Bristol Center sensory room, back parking lot, a refrigerator truck and wheelchair vans.
In Plainville, Wheeler Clinic received $465,152 to go to help increase site safety, access to services, and cost efficiencies for its new Hartford Family Health & Wellness Center campus. Funds also will support safety improvements to the campus, including the repaving of the upper and lower parking lots to increase accessibility and safety for health center patients and staff.
Since its creation by Malloy in 2013, Connecticut’s Nonprofit Grant Program has awarded $105 million to hundreds of the state’s nonprofit organizations. The program is administered by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.