MD Rahman


MD Rahman



April 11, 2024

Senator Rahman Welcomes Grant Funding for Manchester Nonprofits

Sen. MD Rahman, D-Manchester, celebrated the release of more than $1.3 million in state grants Wednesday for Manchester-based nonprofits that provide substance use treatment and behavioral health services for children.

The new funding includes two grants for the Hartford Dispensary’s Manchester clinic, a nonprofit facility that provides mental health services and substance use treatment. The grants total nearly $1.2 million and will support projects including HVAC upgrades and a new health record system.

Additionally, $163,000 in grant support will fund window replacements at the Community Child Guidance Clinic, a nonprofit that provides children and their families with access to mental health care and special education.

“It is critical that we support the nonprofits that care for our most vulnerable neighbors,” Senator Rahman said. “These grants provide funding for necessary improvements to ensure our community nonprofits can continue their important work.”

Gov. Ned Lamont’s office awarded the grants under the state Nonprofit Grant Program, an initiative that has provided more than $130 million in support for capital projects by Connecticut nonprofit groups since it was established in 2013.

“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.”