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A former embattled Fairfield County anti-poverty agency will face creditors in bankruptcy proceedings Thursday morning. The defunct agency owes upwards of $3.500,000 but only has assets of less than $500,000. Among the largest debts are nearly $950,000 to Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company and more than $600,000 to the Connecticut Department of Labor. 

Organizations running early childhood education programs for low-income kids in Stamford and Bridgeport have won millions of dollars in federal grants to continue their programs.

The acting CEO of the embattled Norwalk anti-poverty agency NEON is refuting rumors that the agency is about to close. 

Ebong Udoma

On Wednesday Connecticut stepped in to provide $800,000 to reopen a Head Start program in Bridgeport that’s been closed since last week because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. This means the program is rejecting a gift from a Texas billionaire couple that was made through the National Head Start Association.

Ebong Udoma

A head start program in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is one of many forced to close its doors because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. The program received emergency food aid from the Connecticut Food Bank on Friday.