Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the budget proposal released today by Governor Lamont.  

“Connecticut’s community nonprofits, providing a wide range of behavioral, developmental, community justice and other human services to thousands of people across the state every day, are the backbone of the state’s safety net. The funding increase we received in 2021 was a great first step in restoring $461 million lost over more than a decade of underfunding. 

“While the governor’s budget proposal targets some new initiatives, it doesn’t address the underfunding of the statewide network of community nonprofits that are struggling to continue to operate. 

“We hope to work together with our great champions in the General Assembly to continue the work begun last year.”