Friday, March 7, 2014

TEAM in Derby receives state grant

     Training Education and Manpower, Inc. DBA/Team, Inc. received $106,667 under the latest round of awards announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. 
    The funding will be used for information technology upgrades and new service vehicles.

     “TEAM is crucial for their much needed service.  Their work impacts our local families and the entire Naugatuck Valley,” said state Rep. Linda M. Gentile, D-Ansonia. “I will continue to support their important efforts and thank Governor Malloy for doing the same.”

     “TEAM serves over 5,400 families in our region every year," said state Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, Jr., D-Woodbridge. “I'm thankful that Governor Malloy recognizes the vital role TEAM plays in battling poverty in our cities and towns. This funding will help them continue their essential work.”

     “TEAM provides support to thousands of families in the area,” state Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour, said. “This state funding will help them continue their good works.”

     In 1965, local officials created TEAM, Inc. to combat poverty in the region and to help low-income families increase their self-sufficiency.
     Today, TEAM manages over a dozen programs that seek to improve the lives of economically vulnerable families. With its central office in Derby, the agency is an integral part of the regional social safety net. TEAM provides both direct service and referrals to other area agencies. 

    A private, non-profit corporation, TEAM gives financial assistance, training, and supportive services to over 5,400 families in the region each year. Customers generally remain the poor, but the client base also includes parents, day care home providers, and frail elderly.

     For information and to see a specific breakdown of grants, visit Malloy's website:

This is a press release from Gentile's office.

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