CT equity board grants $6 million to repair war on drug harms
Connecticut’s Social Equity Council (SEC) has launched a $6 million Community Reinvestment Pilot Program to support communities and families affected by the War on Drugs. The program aims to uplift these communities and strengthen individuals through the development of targeted programs. As part of the program’s inaugural round of funding, six organizations have been selected as grant recipients.
Each organization, including Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury Inc., United Way of Western CT Inc., and The Hispanic Federation Inc., will receive $1 million. These organizations will serve as third-party grant managers, responsible for reviewing and recommending grant applications to the SEC for approval. The initiative is part of Connecticut’s commitment to addressing the consequences of the war on drugs and providing support to communities in need, and leveraging resources from the cannabis industry.