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  Connecticut Contingency Heating Assistance Program (CHAP) The Connecticut Department of Social Services offers the Contingency Heating Assistance Program (CHAP) to provide heating assistance for Connecticut residents by helping to offset the winter heating costs of eligible households. The goal is to ensure... view more
  Connecticut Food Stamp Program The Food Stamp Program helps people to buy and eat nutritious food. The modern Food Stamp program was set up in 1971. The Federal government pays most of the costs of the Food Stamp program. Each state operates a Food stamp program following rules fr... view more
  Connecticut HUSKY Healthcare (SCHIP) The HUSKY Plan is designed to help all children who do not have health insurance. It includes services under the traditional Medicaid program (now known as HUSKY Part A). It also provides brand-new health services for children in higher-income famili... view more
  Connecticut Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci... view more
  Connecticut Medicaid The Connecticut Medicaid program provides for remedial, preventive, and long term medical care for income eligible aged, blind or disabled individuals, and families with children. Payment is made direct... view more
  Connecticut School Breakfast and Lunch Program The National School Breakfast and Lunch programs are administered by the Connecticut Department of Education's Bureau of Health and Nutrition Services, Child/Family/School Partnerships. They serve as meal programs, operating in public and nonprofit p... view more
  Connecticut Special Milk Program The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and child care institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs. The SMP reimburses schools for the milk they serve.

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  Connecticut Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To ... view more
  Connecticut Summer Food Service Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Children who aren't hungry learn better, act better and feel better. The Connecticut Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps eligible children get the nutr... view more
  Connecticut Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides services and benefits to needy families. TANF was designed to ... view more
  Connecticut Unemployment Insurance Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Connecticut's eligibility requirements.... view more
  Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program The Weatherization Assistance Program was established to help low-income families and individuals decrease their home energy costs and to be attentive to energy-related health and safety issues in the home. The Weatherization Assistance Program of Co... view more
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