Statement from Gian Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, on the state budget agreement reached between legislative leaders and Governor Lamont today.

“The funding increase for community nonprofits in the budget agreement reached today will improve the lives of thousands of people across Connecticut who are served by nonprofits and the staff who deliver those services.  

“Connecticut’s nonprofits struggled for more than a decade without funding increases that we estimate left the sector $460 million behind in funding. Lawmakers and the Governor approved an historic increase in 2021, which advocates hoped would be the first of a multi-year effort to restore that funding. Today’s agreement to further increase funding for community profits brings us closer to that goal, and we thank legislative leaders and Governor Lamont for their support.”