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Two Norwalk agencies win grants for after-school programs

Submitted by Sen. Bob Duff

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Housing Authority and the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County have won After-School Grant Program awards in a competitive statewide process. The awards will help support the organizations’ after-school programs over the next two years.

The Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk will receive $376,504 to support its Helping Youth Through Responsive Education (HYRE) initiative, and the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County will receive $226,670 for its Choices for Success After-School Program.

Both of these programs are designed to complement the student’s in-school academic programming and to provide opportunities for parental or guardian involvement.

The grants were announced by State Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

According to a press release from Duff’s office, the grant recipients were selected by the State Department of Education through a competitive statewide process that considered the strength of recipient’s proposals to address the needs of students in their community, promote parental and community engagement, provide academic enrichment, support the overall wellness of students, and demonstrate strong program organization.

 

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