In the budget he introduces next week, Gov. Malloy will earmark $20 million for community-based nonprofits providing health and human services. The money will establish a new state bond pool to help providers pay for various infrastructure improvements and other administrative costs, allowing them to direct more money towards improving services.
“By helping these organizations reduce overhead costs, we can help ensure that their funding can go towards assisting those residents who are most in need of their services,” said Malloy in a statement.
This announcement comes the day after a state legislature task force held a hearing on how to address gun violence through improvements to the mental health system. Several experts voiced concerns that the state lacked the necessary mental health resources to adequately provide for its residents. Manchester pediatrician Dr. Ken Spiegelman called for better “support for providers.”
“Our state’s future depends on having a quality, comprehensive support structure for all of our children and families, and the network of nonprofit providers is a vital part of that system,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said.