NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations in Connecticut are welcoming a new state program that will provide $20 million for building renovations, energy conservation, technology and other projects, but say more must be done after years of level funding despite the rising cost of providing services.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this week announced the start of the grant program for nonprofits that provide health and human services through contracts with state agencies. The program is designed to fund projects that cut expenses so services can be enhanced.
Malloy said he expects $35 million in requests for the $20 million.
Nonprofits say they have been struggling with cuts in benefits, lack of raises and deferred maintenance. They say the new funding will help, but still need state funding to keep pace with rising costs.
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