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February-2015 Newsletter – Connecticut Association for Community Action

Connecticut Association for Community Action

CAFCA Connections - February 23, 2015

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Governor's Budget Eliminates HSI Funding – For the first time ever, Governor Malloy's proposed FY 2016-2017 biennium budget released Wednesday completely eliminates Human Services Infrastructure funds, the "core" funding for Connecticut's Community Action Agencies…

Save the Date! 2015 Community Action Day – Join Connecticut's Community Action Network on Wednesday, March 4th, at the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford as we discuss the importance of the Human Services Infrastructure (HSI) CAP line item in the state budget and ask that it be restored!

No Cuts to CSBG, Head Start, or LIHEAP in President Obama's Proposed Budget, Now it's up to Congress – President Obama's proposed FY 2016 budget, released earlier this month, includes no cuts to Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or Head Start funding…

Community Action Highlights

Check It Out – Items of Interest

Community Events

  • Appropriations Hearing on the Governor's Budget, February 27th, LOB
  • Community Action Day, March 4th, LOB
  • New Opportunities Walk for Warmth, March 28th
  • Save the date! TEAM's 8th Men Who Cook Event

National Events

2015 Mid-Winter Training Conference
February 23-27 in Arlington, VA

2015 Legislative Conference
March 24-27 in Washington, D.C.

Peer to Peer ROMA Training and Certification Project
April 8-9 in Atlanta, GA

Northern New England 2015 CAA Conference
May 20-22 in Manchester, VT

2015 National Training Conference
June 10-12 in Portland, OR

Community Action Partnership
2015 Annual Convention
August 25-28 in San Francisco, CA

2015 Annual Training Conference
September 15-18 in Sacramento, CA

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