CT Post: With Congress stalled-out on aid, CT non-profits need $22 million quickly

Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday said that he believes the $125 million in federal coronavirus relief funding that he set aside for the state’s nonprofit social service providers is enough to get them through the calendar year. But a coalition of the service agencies on Monday sent the governor a request for $22 million to… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Lawmakers eye higher ed, nonprofits for state bailout as COVID continues

As the pandemic continues to inflict broad economic damage in Connecticut at the same time the state’s financial forecast appears, conversely, to be improving, Gov. Ned Lamont could face growing pressure to do something he’s so far resisted — spend more state dollars. Lawmakers who drive decisions about state spending are increasingly concerned about the… Read more »

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NBC-CT: CT Nonprofits Adapting, But Need Additional Support During COVID-19 Crisis

Food insecurity, job loss, virtual learning: it’s been a brutal couple of months in Connecticut and beyond. The coronavirus crisis is also taking a toll on nonprofits around our state. In June and July, 258 Connecticut nonprofits took a survey focusing on the challenges they face during the pandemic. The results were concerning. The Alliance,… Read more »

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CT Mirror: CT nonprofits scrambling to stay afloat during COVID, survey finds

A new survey showed Connecticut’s nonprofits scrambling to stay afloat in the pandemic, with two-thirds having cut services and one in five unsure if they can meet payroll. The analysis, prepared for the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, also found that 67% of organizations were unable to hold fundraising activities while others face declining donations or… Read more »

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Hartford Business Journal: Nonprofits feeling bottom-line squeeze

Visitors to The Open Hearth men’s shelter in Hartford’s South End typically get the full tour, meeting residents and staff and stopping by the cafeteria, laundry and job center. “I wanted people to come in to meet our clients, kind of dispel the myth of what a man is who is experiencing homelessness,” said Marilyn… Read more »

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CTNewsJunkie: Nonprofits Devastated As Demand For Services Spikes

At the same time as the economic blow of COVID-19 makes it harder for many families to put enough food on the table, the pandemic has decimated the workforce at one of Connecticut’s major food banks that annually provides millions of meals. “We typically have 6,500 volunteers per year,” who are mostly employees at Hartford-area… Read more »

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Hartford Courant: Connecticut nonprofits cutting staff, services in pandemic as revenue from services plunges despite uptick in contributions

Despite an uptick in individual contributions aided by the surging stock market, Connecticut nonprofit leaders say huge losses in fee-for-service revenue during the coronavirus pandemic have led to reductions in staffing, loss of access for needy residents and — in some cases — programs shutting down entirely. In many cases, Connecticut community nonprofits are “still… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Lamont is guarding reserves for recession to come. Critics say he’s prioritizing austerity over COVID response

Five months into the pandemic, with another COVID wave looming and the national economy in free fall, Gov. Ned Lamont is socking away Connecticut’s dollars, reminding lawmakers these resources may need to last for many years. But with more than 4,400 dead from the coronavirus in the state, hundreds of thousands unemployed, an education system… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Advocates hope stimulus bill gives U.S. Census Bureau more time to finish its count

Washington – Some of Connecticut’s largest municipalities have some of the worst response rates in the nation to the U.S. Census. Whether those jurisdictions get a full count will depend largely on the outcome of increasingly testy negotiations in the next congressional stimulus bill. Congressional Democrats and Republicans both agree that the U.S. Census Bureau… Read more »

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Nonprofit Quarterly: Nonprofits with PPP Loans Blindsided in Connecticut

For some obscure reason, even as the infection and death rates are on the upswing across the United States, bringing with them a dim view of the immediate economic prospects for the many, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) has decided that if your nonprofit has received a PPP loan, then it should not be eligible… Read more »

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