Buckbee, Human Services Committee Votes to Allow Family Members to be Compensated as Caregivers

Posted on December 13, 2023


Photo: State Rep. Jay Case, State Sen. Lisa Seminara, State Rep. Bill Buckbee, and New Milford resident Monika Nugent are pictured at the Legislative Office Building following Wednesday’s waiver vote.

HARTFORD – On Wednesday, December 13, the Appropriations and Human Services Committee approved a new waiver requirement for services through the Department of Development Services (DDS). Within this waiver requirement update, a provision of Public Act 23-137 will be enacted to allow immediate family

Farm Transition Grant

Posted on December 8, 2023


The Dept. of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for its Farm Transition Grant program, a competitive matching grant program for Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives to support the diversification of existing farm operations, transitioning to value-added agricultural production and sales, and other venues in which most products sold are grown in the state.

You can view the program guidelines here.

Applications are due to the department by Wednesday, January 10, 2024.


CTDOL Alerts Residents of New Fraud Scheme Targeting Job Seekers

Posted on December 6, 2023


The CT DOL is alerting residents of a new fraud scam targeting job seekers. Criminals are soliciting banking and other information by calling residents and claiming to be an employer registered with CTHires, the state’s job bank.  The attempts to steal personal data through this scam include callers asking for Social Security, bank account, and credit card numbers as well as telling residents they must pay a fee to have their application reviewed for employment. The agency recommends that all unemployment