Nonprofit Liaison to the Governor
The partnership of state agencies and private providers has always been, and continues to be, integral for the delivery of services to many of our residents who require assistance in their lives. In recognition of this important relationship, and in support of the state's safety net, Governor Malloy established the position of Nonprofit Liaison. The Governor's Nonprofit Liaison interacts and communicates directly with the nonprofit community-based health and human services providers and advises the Governor with regard to policy reforms and other measures that will benefit this partnership. The Nonprofit Liaison coordinates efforts to implement these policy reforms.
Prior to her appointment, she served as the President/CEO of the Connecticut Community Providers Association.
Terry Edelstein, Governor's Nonprofit Liaison
Connecticut State Capitol, Room 412
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
To be included on the Nonprofit Liaison's mailing list, send an e-mail to Meg Riding at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Meg at 860-418-6287.
Nonprofit Liaison mailing list – receive occasional alerts, news briefings and updates
The Governor’s Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services mailing list – receive news about the work of the Cabinet including meeting announcements and materials
GOV. MALLOY: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, MUNICIPALITIES CAN APPLY FOR SUPER STORM SANDY RELIEF
The Connecticut Department of Social Services has been awarded $10.5 million in federal funding under the Social Services Block Grant to cover certain expenses resulting from Super Storm Sandy. Specifically, the funds are to be used by eligible nonprofit organizations and municipalities for a range of social, health and mental health services for individuals, and for repair, renovation and rebuilding of health care facilities, child care facilities and other social services facilities.
The federal Super Storm Sandy SSGB Supplemental Funds will support disaster relief services such as:
case management services;
information and referral;
protective services for adults;
protective services for children;
Nonprofit agencies and municipalities interested in applying to become service providers can find the “Request for Applications” and additional information about the disaster relief program on the state’s CT Recovers website at www.ctrecovers.ct.gov
FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT ALLOCATION PLANS AVAILABLE
On September 25, 2013 the Appropriations, Human Services, and Public Health committees held a joint public hearing to consider the Governor’s proposed block grant allocation plans for the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (CMHSBG), the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (MCHBG), the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG), the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), the Substance Abuse and Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG), and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Block Grant (LIHEAP). The allocation plans became effective on October 1, 2013.
The plans can be viewed here:
GOVERNOR’S CABINET ON NONPROFIT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REVIEWING FINAL REPORT
The Governor’s Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services is in the final stages of reviewing the recommendations from the work groups on Jobs, Population Results and Contract Procurement & Administration.
The October 30 meeting will be held in room 1B of the Legislative Office Building from 9:00 – 11:00. Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting.
See the Cabinet website
including links to materials reviewed at the September 27, 2013 meeting.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
CT Insurance Department - Approved Rates for Access Health CT (8/5/13)
STATE INNOVATION MODEL INITIATIVE (SIM)
NONPROFIT LIAISON FOCUS AREAS
Work Group on Deemed Status and Licensing
: Working with State health care licensing agencies, nonprofit provider representatives and the state's information technology system to develop single licensing application and an online posting resource and consolidated licensing policies and procedures and to initiate deemed status pilots Governor's Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services
: Developing a report for the Governor in fall 2013 based on the recommendations of the Cabinet Work Groups
Work Group on Jobs
Work Group on Population Results
Work Group on Contract Procurement and Administration with subcommittees on bonding, cost standards and contract procurement
Bonding for nonprofit health and human services providers: Implementing the Governor’s major bond allocation and modifying current bonding policies and procedures
Governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission: Coordinating mental health presentations, assisting with full Commission in writing Commission report
Affordable Care Act: Coordinating policy discussions on impact on nonprofit community-based providers in relation to their role as employers and the impact on their employees
Department of Economic and Community Development
Department of Administrative Services