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State Allocates $15 Million From Coronavirus Relief Fund Toward Innovative Workforce Programs

Posted on October 26, 2020 by admin


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The state recently announced an allocation of $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs.

I’m pleased to note that two of the programs selected to receive funding, the Northwest Regional Investment Board and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) support manufacturing

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State Begins Allocation of $20 Million To Support Local Health Districts

Posted on October 22, 2020 by admin


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The State recently approved the first 21 local health districts and departments – including Waterbury – that will receive a portion of $20 million in funding allocated as part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Cooperative Agreement.

Under the agreement, the funding is intended to be used by local health districts and departments to:

  • Enhance laboratory detection, surveillance (contact tracing), response, informatics, and other workforce

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State launching Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program

Posted on October 21, 2020 by admin


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The state is launching the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than twenty employees or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million with a one-time grant of $5,000.

Funding for the program will come from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act funding. The $50 million

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