(Watch) Sen. Seminara: CT heating assistance process “is broken.”

August 29, 2023

Winter is coming: Connecticut slashes home heating assistance by 31%

Last year, Connecticut lawmakers allocated $30 million extra for CEAP in a special session. But it went unspent, thanks to a mild winter and last-minute federal funding.

Others said the extra money is already available within DSS’s existing budget. The agency left tens of millions unspent last year.
Many lawmakers were frustrated with a lack of specifics at the agency’s finances.

“Clearly this process is broken,” said state Sen. Lisa Seminara (R-Avon). “There are so many people, on both sides of the aisle, whose questions are not being answered.”