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September 27, 2021

CHEFA Announces FY 2022 Nonprofit Grant Program Letter of Interest

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) announces it will open the FY 2022 Nonprofit Grant Program RFP for Letters of Interest (LOI) on October 27, 2021.  The LOI process will be open through December 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  Organizations whose mission statement AND the capital project or program are related to CHEFA’s four grantmaking priorities of childcare, culture, education, and healthcare (as […]

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September 27, 2021

Governor Lamont Signs Student Loan Subsidy Legislation for Educators Who Commit To Serving in Connecticut’s Highest Need School Districts

Yesterday Governor Lamont held a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the adoption of legislation establishing the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) Alliance District Teacher Loan Subsidy Program. This legislation will provide an interest rate subsidy on CHESLA loans to teachers who commit to teaching in one of Connecticut’s 33 highest need school districts. […]

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July 09, 2021

New Low Rates and No Fees for CHESLA Borrowers!

Hartford, CT, June 25, 2021- The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) announced that its myCHESLA Student Loan will have a 4.59% fixed rate with no fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. The new student loan interest rate sets a record low for the program following last year’s low of 4.85%. Assistant Director for […]

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May 21, 2021

CHEFA’s Commitment to Diversity in the Workplace

CHEFA is proud to employ a diverse professional staff made up of individuals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. We believe diversity and respect for one another is a fundamental component in enhancing organizational effectiveness and promoting professional development. This belief is reflected in our core values and CHEFA employees recognize the value of diversity, […]

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April 08, 2021

CHEFA in the Community: Oak Hill/CT Institute for the Blind

As part of our FY 2019 Nonprofit Grant Program CHEFA awarded Oak Hill/CT Institute for the Blind a grant in the amount of $73,947 for medical equipment and facility upgrades for people with disabilities and chronic health issues. This grant provided needed assistance to a young girl, who has a disability and requires assistive technology […]

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March 24, 2021

Meet the CHEFA Board of Directors

The CHEFA Board is appointed by the Governor with its Chair nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the State Legislature. The Vice Chair is elected by the Board from the membership. The Board draws its members from the public and private sectors, including from the markets served by CHEFA. Board members receive no compensation. […]

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March 11, 2021

CHEFA in the Community: Community Health Services COVID-19 Grant Makes a Difference

CHEFA is proud to support organizations like the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT), providing crucial healthcare services to CT residents regardless of ability to pay or citizenship status.  We recently received an email from Judy Tallman, the Director Grants & Outreach for Community Health Services (one of CHCACT member organizations), detailing how our […]

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March 08, 2021

CHESLA Scholarship Applications Now Open – Deadline to Submit an Application is May 1, 2021.

CHESLA is now accepting undergraduate degree scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.  In order to qualify for a scholarship, applicants must be:  A resident of the State of Connecticut, Be enrolled at least half-time for the 2021-2022 academic year, Be enrolled and attending an eligible Connecticut state or non-profit, degree granting institution of higher […]

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