(Hartford Business Journal, 2/27/19)
Several nonprofits and state colleges are splitting more than $1 million in grants from a quasi-public funder to spur workforce development in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA), an agency that lends tax-exempt capital to nonprofits, on Wednesday awarded several grants aimed at expanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programming and job training in the state.
CHEFA officials were joined Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building by State Treasurer Shawn Wooden and other state lawmakers to recognize the recipients.
The two largest contributions of $500,000 and $250,000 were gifted to the Workforce Development Council (WDC) and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), respectively.