Rep. Paris, Governor Lamont, Office of Early Childhood, Local Leaders Celebrate Funding for Connecticut Child Care Facilities

September 22, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, State Representative Corey Paris (D – Stamford) and members of the Stamford legislative delegation, along with local leaders held a press conference in Stamford highlighting the Children's Learning Centers of Fairfield County's (CLC) work to address education disparities and ensure students had access to high-quality education during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2021

This month, from September 15 through October 15, we observe Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate, recognize and feature the countless achievements of many Hispanic Americans who have positively impacted and enriched our communities.

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Operation Fuel is Ready to Help with Utility Bills

August 19, 2021

Electricity costs tend to be at their highest during the summer months - so families struggle to pay their utility bills during this time. But there’s good news! Operation Fuel has funds available to help struggling families – right now – with programs for year-round energy assistance, water assistance, and homeless intervention and prevention, too.

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SNAP Benefits to Increase in October

August 16, 2021

I am pleased to report that the Biden Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have approved a significant and permanent increase in the amount of food stamp assistance available to families in need.

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Beat the Extreme Heat

August 11, 2021

Connecticut is forecasted to experience extreme temperatures from today through the evening of Friday, August 13. Cooling centers are opening across the state to provide residents with immediate relief from the heat. To find a cooling center near you, dial 2-1-1 or click here.

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$16 Million for Special Education Services

August 5, 2021

This week, more than $16 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief II (ESSER II) funds was made available to 170 school districts across Connecticut. This relief money will allow schools throughout our state to provide special education services to more than 80,000 students during the upcoming school year.

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