Storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reach Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline Monday, the first signs of flooding from a storm that threatens to deliver a devastating surge of seawater. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
The state is looking for nonprofit organizations and municipalities to apply for funding to provide disaster relief services to residents and organizations that were directly affected by Super Storm Sandy.
The state received $10.5 million in Super Storm Sandy Social Services Block Grant Supplemental Funds to support disaster relief services.
The funds are to be used for 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, according to the CT Recovers Web site.
“Getting this funding into the hands of those nonprofits in the region to assist in the continuing recovery after Super Storm Sandy is important,” Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said. “This particular block of funding will deliver a wide array of services for some of our most vulnerable populations.”
“Successful bidders will address a range of housing, case management and other service needs for individuals, families and organizations affected by Super Storm Sandy,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement. “These disaster recovery funds will play a large role in helping those most impacted by the storm rebuild and regain services in the hardest-hit areas.”