Julie Kushner

State Senator

Julie Kushner

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together for Progress

April 10, 2024


Wednesday, April 10, 2024


DANBURY – State Senator Julie Kushner (D-Danbury) today welcomed nearly half a million dollars in new state aid for three social service agencies headquartered in Danbury that focus on children, families, and alcoholism.

Danbury Youth Services was awarded a $43,933 state grant for internet technology updates, Family and Children’s Aid of Danbury was awarded $400,000 to improve and expand its New Milford Behavioral Health Center, and the Mid-Western Connecticut Council of Alcoholism headquartered in Danbury received funding for its New Haven Behavioral Health outpatient facility improvements.

“Danbury is a hub of social services for the region, and every dollar these groups receive goes right back into the community to create good outcomes. I’m overjoyed with this state support of social service agencies in Danbury,” Sen. Kushner said.

Governor Ned Lamont today announced a total of $35.5 million in state funding to nonprofit providers across Connecticut for capital improvement projects. The grants are being released through the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program, which is administered by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. Established in 2013, the program has provided more than $130 million to the state’s nonprofit organizations, supporting about 750 projects.

“Connecticut’s nonprofit providers support residents in every town and are a vital part of our social services safety net,” Governor Lamont said. “Providing funding to make strategic investments helps these organizations deliver the services some of our most vulnerable residents depend upon. This grant funding will help all of the residents that these organizations support be able to utilize their personal strengths, talents, and passions.”