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Madison Nonprofit Agency to Receive State Grant

The grant, which will got to the Madison-based Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center, is among 146 projects statewide that will receive funding

Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center will receive a total of $123,260
Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center will receive a total of $123,260

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Thursday that 146 projects — including two in Meriden — have been selected to receive a total of $20 million in awards as part of the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program.

“Partnering with these organizations is a smart fiscal investment to ensure that these agencies can continue to provide services while doing so in an efficient, cost-effective way,” said Malloy, who made the announcement at Chrysalis Center, a provider agency slated to received funding to provide job training, employment services and conference space.  

In Madison, Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center, Inc. — which provides programs for students with learning disabilities and autism — will receive a total of $123,260 for information technology improvements. 

Under Section 13 of Public Act 13-239, adopted last June, the purpose of the NGP is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and/or accessibility of health and human services being delivered by nonprofit organizations. The program was designed to invest in nonprofit providers that have contracts or agreements with state agencies. 

"The many organizations that submitted proposals demonstrated loud and clear that nonprofit organizations continue to face challenges in providing services and supports for individuals with disabilities and those with significant challenges," Terry Edelstein, the Governor’s Nonprofit Liaison, stated in a press release. "And yet their project proposals reflected the creativity, ingenuity and strategic approaches necessary to continue to fulfill their missions. 

Grants will be awarded to a total of 81 nonprofit agencies in 38 cities and towns. 

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