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James Maroney

Representing Milford, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge

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Maroney’s Bill To Incentivize Innovation Among Nonprofit Human Service Providers Advances

Yesterday, (February 5) State Senator James Maroney’s (D-Milford) bill to incentivize nonprofit providers of human services that use innovative approaches to make state dollars go farther to assist clients advanced in the Human Services Committee.

“This is legislation that will financially strengthen our state’s much-needed nonprofit human service providers,” said Sen. Maroney. “Bolstering these crucial services that work to rid our state of poverty, enrich the lives of people in need and ensure every person in our state has the chance to contribute and be successful will benefit our state. This is a tough time for nonprofit organizations. Working with short staffs and cutting programs are all a harsh reality for our state’s nonprofit human service providers. Through this legislation, we can offer financial relief and encourage innovation among our nonprofit human service providers.”

Senate Bill No. 492, “an act concerning an innovation incentive program for nonprofit providers of human services,” will receive a vote to have formal language developed for it at a later date. If enacted, nonprofit providers of human services will be able to retain and reinvest leftover funds from their contracted term amount if they are able to find innovative ways to deliver care that both improves outcomes and reduces costs.

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