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Funding Alert for CT’s Nonprofits, Municipalities: Apply Now for Superstorm Sandy Relief

Connecticut's Governor Malloy announced that there is $10.5 million in federal social service funding available. His administration is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations and municipalities to provide disaster relief services to households and organizations that were directly affected by Super Storm Sandy. Nonprofit agencies and municipalities interested in applying to become service providers can find the “Request for Applications” and additional information about the disaster relief program on the state’s CT Recovers website at www.ctrecovers.ct.gov.

Governor Malloy previously announced that Connecticut was awarded $10,569,192 in Super Storm Sandy Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Supplemental Funds. The amount of SSBG Supplemental funding was based on the number of state residents registering for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The federal Super Storm Sandy SSGB Supplemental Funds will support disaster relief services such as:

• case management services;
• counseling;
• housing services;
• information and referral;
• protective services for adults;
• protective services for children;
• renovations/repairs; and
• administrative services.

“Getting this funding into the hands of those nonprofits in the region to assist in the continuing recovery after Super Storm Sandy is important,” Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said. “This particular block of funding will deliver a wide array of services for some of our most vulnerable populations.” 

CT Recovers also provides complete information on how residents, businesses and municipalities can apply for additional services and grants following natural disasters and other types of emergencies.