|Tuesday, February 25, 2014|
|Governor Malloy Moves to Safeguard Food Benefits|
| ||Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his administration is taking immediate action to prevent nearly 50,000 Connecticut households from losing vital food benefits through cuts in the recently-passed Farm Bill.|
|Tuesday, February 25, 2014|
|EBT Policy Changes|
| ||New EBT Location Withdrawal Restrictions in Temporary Family Assistance program.|
|Tuesday, January 28, 2014|
|Gov. Malloy: State Issues Action Plans for $82.5 Million in Federal Storm Sandy Recovery Funds|
| ||Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state has released two action plans describing how a total of $82.5 million in federal relief funds will be expended to address the critical needs of Connecticut residents affected by Storm Sandy. [May 29, 2013]|
|Tuesday, January 14, 2014|
|Gov. Malloy Announces $1.7 Million Federal Bonus for Children’s Health Care Enrollment|
| ||Governor Dannel P. Malloy today (12/31/13) announced that the Obama Administration has awarded a $1.7 million performance bonus to Connecticut for continuing improvements in children’s health care enrollment efforts in the state.
|Monday, January 13, 2014|
Hurricane Sandy Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Supplemental Funds
| ||As announced by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Connecticut was awarded $10,569,192 in Hurricane Sandy Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Supplemental Funds, based on an allocation involving the number of people registering for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
|Monday, December 30, 2013|
Information for Visitors to the Department of Social Services
| ||Structural problems at the 25 Sigourney Street parking garage has caused the state Department of Administrative Services to permanently close the garage, to protect the safety of employees and the general public. Follow the link above for details and alternate parking arrangements|
|Thursday, October 03, 2013|
| ||The Department of Social Services has revised the TANF Plan 2012-2014 to revise program descriptions and remove references to programs that are no longer included in the TANF financial claim. Please see a list of the Summary of Changes dated March 28, 2013 on pages 3 and 4 of the TANF Plan. The revised plan will be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. Any comments from the public may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.424.5877. |
The Administrative Plan for Section 8 Housing Program is also available through the “State Plans” link.
|Thursday, August 15, 2013|
Governor Malloy: Long-Term Care Rebalancing Brings More Choices for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities
| ||Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby, today announced the release of the Strategic Plan to Rebalance Long-Term Services and Supports, a town-by-town projection of Connecticut’s long-term care needs and strategies to meet those needs. The Governor also announced that up to $72.8 million in federal funding will be awarded to support the expansion of homecare services for seniors and adults with disabilities. The federal funding, combined with a $13 million state investment, marks the first step in a rebalancing plan to expand long-term care services and reduce spending on costly institutional care. It will also help the nursing home industry adapt to the changing needs of elders and other adults with disabilities. [first posted Jan. 29, 2013; ongoing initiative]|