Targeted Grant Program
CHEFA FY 2023 Targeted Grant Program Letters of Interest (LOI) Now Under Review
A selected group of Letters of Interest have been asked to move forward with a full application for the FY 2023 CHEFA Targeted Grant Program. The full applications are due on September 29, 2022 at 1:00 PM. The applications will first be reviewed by the CHEFA Officers and the Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach. The Grant Committee of the Board will also review the applications and provide recommendations for awards to the full Board of Directors in January 2023. Notifications to applicants of award or declination will be made by the end of January 2023.
CHEFA Makes $1Million Commitment to Statewide Workforce Development
Connecticut’s effort to bolster statewide workforce initiatives received a major commitment by the CT Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). A total of $1M in grant funding was awarded by CHEFA’s Board of Directors at their January 19th meeting.
This is the third year, since 2019, that CHEFA has committed $1M in funding to support workforce development through its statewide Targeted Grant Program. CHEFA’s Executive Director, Jeanette W. Weldon stated “CHEFA is proud to make this significant commitment to support residents of our state seeking to obtain workforce training, education, and exposure. Each of our four grants will provide $250,000, with most going to programs serving youth, as they determine their career pathways”.
The grants were made to the statewide Boys & Girls Clubs for Building Economic Opportunity: Youth Workforce Readiness; Goodwin University for the Manufacturing Workforce Development Initiative; Junior Achievement of Southwest CT for Expanding & Enhancing JA Career Ready Programs: Comprehensive Industry Exploration & Career Pathway Programming; and The Justice Education Center for Career Pathways technology trainings for under-credited youth. The grants will be utilized either over a one, or two-year timeframe.
Lawrence Davis, CHEFA Grant Committee Chair, remarked, “The grants represent CHEFA’s overall commitment to economic and workforce development for the public good in CT, one of our key Strategic Pillars. Our commitment is seen through the work of the organization, and I’m proud of our Board members for recognizing this need and awarding these grants”.
CHEFA plays a unique role in CT philanthropy by being one of the only funders awarding statewide grants. The Targeted Grant Program was specifically organized to meet statewide needs within one or more of its four core priority funding areas of education (inclusive of workforce), healthcare, childcare, and culture. CHEFA expects to announce its FY 2023 Targeted Grant Program focus area in June 2022.
Grant Management System
Are you looking for the link to our Grant Management System to file a report? If so, please contact Betty at the email/phone number listed above and she will send you the link.
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