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Two Danbury nonprofits receive grants

January 3, 2019

Two Danbury nonprofits were among the recipients of grants announced Thursday as part of the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program, which helps organizations with one-time infrastructure improvements.

The grants totaled about $30.8 million and were awarded to 92 nonprofit organizations, according to a news release.

Family & Children’s Aid, Inc. in Danbury received $280,600 for its Playmakers Village and MWCCA, which is based in Danbury, received $191,232 for HVAC, roof and renovations and a Trinity Glen Well & Water Storage Tank at its outpatient site in Bridgeport.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy created the program in 2013. Since then there have been seven rounds of grants that total $105 million in grants for hundreds of the state’s nonprofit organizations.

“Connecticut’s nonprofit organizations serve every resident of Connecticut and play a substantial role in maintaining our safety net,” Malloy said in a news release. “Partnering with them is a smart fiscal investment to ensure that they can continue to provide services while doing so in an efficient, cost-effective way. By supporting capital purchases that enhance the delivery, efficiency, and effectiveness of the services they provide, these nonprofit organizations can focus their attention on what they do best - getting services to those who need them most.”

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