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2024 Medicare Summary (English & Spanish)

Its that time of the year, the income eligibility guidelines have changed for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). Accordingly, below are two new flyers (in English and Spanish) that include the new income guidelines for 2024 as well as an MSP flowchart outlining the three Medicare Savings Programs. More than 50% of individuals who are eligible for MSP assistance are not aware that they may qualify.

If a Medicare beneficiary would like to be screened and apply for MSP, the beneficiary may contact the CHOICES program at 1(800)994-9422.

Below are also printable versions of the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s 2024 Medicare Summary, in English and Spanish.

Medicare Summary

Resumen de Medicare

Flowchart English

Flowchart Spanish

MSP Flyer with Graphic

MSP Flyer with Graphic Spanish

Citywide Public Art – Request for Expressions of Interest

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that the City of Bridgeport is embarking on its third year of captivating Public Art projects. Over the initial two years, our projects graced the heart of Downtown, thanks to a fruitful collaboration with the Downtown Special Services District (DSSD). Now, as we enter a new chapter, we are delighted to announce broader partnerships to extend the canvas of artistic vibrancy to every corner of our City!

To all the passionate artists out there, we extend a warm invitation to participate in this creative journey by engaging with the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) provided below. If you have any questions please reach out to John O'Grodnick.

Your enthusiastic responses are eagerly anticipated, and we are excited to welcome you to join our remarkable lineup of artists who have significantly contributed to the rich cultural tapestry of our city over the past two years!

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CHFA Homebuyer Webinar (English & Spanish)

Homeownership Programs Webinar
Join us for this complementary webinar that will provide you with an overview of CHFA's Homeownership Programs including the Time To Own (TTO) Program. The State of CT's TTO Program is a forgivable down payment assistance loan program that provides up to $50,000 of down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers.

When:
Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Where:
This is an online event.

Contact:
Valeria Alfano
CHFA
860-736-6138
marketing@chfa.org

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AARP CT is NOW HIRING: Advocacy & Community Outreach Manager

AARP CT is NOW HIRING: Advocacy & Community Outreach Manager, based in Hartford, CT.
The Advocacy and Community Engagement Manager develops and executes state, federal, and local advocacy activities. Leads state-level advocacy activities and represents the organization and its interests to elected officials, local and state government agencies, and partner organizations. Leads state-level implementation of national campaign efforts. Recruits, develops, and manages volunteer teams to advance advocacy community outreach campaign goals and objectives. Establishes strategic community partnerships and leverages internal and external resources to achieve the organization’s community engagement goals at the state and local levels. Integrates advocacy and community engagement work with internal and external teams and partners. Develops and executes advocacy and community engagement campaigns that include grassroots mobilization and leadership. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline processes and to develop new procedures that support the business unit/department. This position focuses on livable communities, health care issues, and long-term services and supports.

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WBDC Ignite Grant Program

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is excited to announce the next round of our Ignite Grant Program, which will open February 1, 2024! The deadline to apply is March 14, 2024. The application will also be offered in Spanish.   Please help us spread the word about the grant opportunity to women-owned businesses.

Formerly known as the Equity Match Grant, Ignite is designed to help women-owned businesses grow. The program offers grants of up to $10,000 to women-owned businesses in the state of Connecticut who have been in business for 2 or more years and have revenues between $25K and $2 million.  Since the start of the program, we have distributed 276 grants of over $2.5 million to women-owned businesses in Connecticut.  For additional information and more details on the program, please visit our website.

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IRS: Connecticut taxpayers impacted by storms qualify for tax relief

IRS: Connecticut taxpayers impacted by storms qualify for tax relief The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Connecticut affected by severe storms, flooding and a potential dam breach that began on Jan. 10. These taxpayers now have until June 17, 2024, to file various federal individual and…
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AARP Connecticut Now Accepting 2024 Community Challenge Grant Applications

AARP Connecticut Now Accepting 2024 Community Challenge Grant Applications The annual program aims to make communities in Connecticut more livable for people of all ages AARP Connecticut invites local eligible non-profit organizations and governments across the state to apply for the 2024 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 6 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.…
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CT Board of Education adopts ‘bill of rights’ for non-English speakers

CT Board of Education adopts 'bill of rights' for non-English speakers The state Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday to adopt a “bill of rights” for non-English speaking parents —a piece of legislation from the 2023 session that will ensure families understand they are entitled to enroll their child in public education, regardless of immigration…
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