Connecticut’s Congressional delegation will be holding a day-long grants fair Tuesday in order to help cities, towns, and agencies as they seek the sometimes-difficult task of gaining federal money.
The state’s two U.S. senators, Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, are scheduled to speak at about 10 a.m. at the fair at Middlesex Community College in Middletown.
They will be joined by U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, and Connecticut Association of Nonprofits executive director Ron Cretaro, among others.
Overall, more than 300 non-profit professionals, 100 local leaders, and 50 representatives from state agencies are expected to attend the fair.
Federal money is available from a veritable alphabet soup of agencies, and representatives are expected from a wide variety of agencies. The delegation says that those agencies include the federal Department of Education; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency; Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, among others.
“From helping our communities recover and rebuild after Superstorm Sandy to assisting small businesses getting off the ground, from funding ground-breaking and life-saving research to building secure safe and affordable housing for all, federal grants help to support our municipalities, state agencies and non-profits in all aspects and areas of our lives,” the delegation said in a statement. “This grant fair will help connect local leaders to opportunities for grant funds across the federal government, and is one way the Connecticut delegation is continuing to support efforts throughout the state to secure the federal dollars that Connecticut communities need and deserve.”
The grants fair will be held at Middlesex Community College at 100 Training Hill Rd in Middletown from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.