Agency on Aging

State Budget Cuts Could End Programs that Serve Thousands

Essential community services are a perennial target for spending reductions, as policymakers struggle to balance the State budget while adequately funding programs for Connecticut’s most at-risk individuals. Against the backdrop of a projected state budget deficit of $1.5 billion for next fiscal year and $1.74 billion for FY 2018-19, state agencies were asked to submit budget proposals that included a 10% cut to the agency.

The Alliance recently surveyed nonprofits to determine the impact of these cuts on the people they serve. The survey found that the possibility of severe budget cuts could end programs that serve thousands of people and could cost nonprofit employees their jobs. Read the report.

The Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging has also released its legislative priorities focusing on issues affecting seniors and other vulnerable populations. Click Here.