A Strong Investment in the Region’s Future
CRT has a proven track record of fiscal stewardship and management. More than 70 different public and private entities put their trust in CRT each year. They know that the agency’s efficient programs and fiscal management will maximize the impact of the investment they are making in the region. Our partners at the local, state and federal levels demonstrate their confidence in our work by providing $45 million in annual funding to the agency. In 2022, the agency served 25,712 households and over 53,000 individuals throughout Central Connecticut (80% of the households served by CRT’s programs and services are between zero and 200% of the federal poverty limit; 26% are single parent households).
We are extremely proud to say that 91.5 cents of every dollar received by CRT goes directly to supporting our innovative programs and services for people in our community. CRT safeguards funding and is accountable to our funders and stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees, staff and community constituents.
In 1983, CRT was the first nonprofit organization in Connecticut to voluntarily submit to the new federal single audit under draft federal guidelines. Since then CRT’s annual audits, conducted by an independent certified auditor, have been available for public inspection. For more than a decade, these audits have been unqualified (the best category available). This record reflects CRT’s ability to maintain professional standards of fiscal accountability and compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations for a variety of diverse funding sources.
In accordance with standards of fiscal accountability and compliance with relevant laws and regulations, the Finance Department retains appropriate internal controls, records and audit trails. CRT has an automated financial accounting system that is specifically designed to track large numbers of grants and contracts on a fund-accounting basis. Within this automated system, CRT uses a uniform chart of accounts. This allows the Finance Department to generate financial reports by program and funder, disburse funds with all appropriate back-up data and establish controls and reporting protocols with subcontractors.
Additionally, CRT has expertise in managing large development, construction and renovation projects. We have the know-how to comply with bidding processes; Davis-Bacon regulations; Tax Credit regulations and public/private financing. In recent years, CRT has built a transitional shelter for homeless veterans, a campus for seniors and grandfamilies, and an assisted living residence. To do this, CRT secured the necessary funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the CT Department of Economic and Community Development, among other sources. In 2019, CRT completely replaced all of the porches and stairs at the Generations campus, where seniors have legal custody of their grandchildren – the enhancements look amazing!
Overall, CRT is financially healthy and well positioned to maximize the impact of grant funds and other investments entrusted to us.
For questions about our programs or the donation process, or if you prefer to make a secure donation by phone, please contact [email protected] or call (860) 560-5657.
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WE BELIEVE IN HOPE.
For over 50 years, CRT has helped people in Central Connecticut lift their quality of life. Whether you need help now or are looking to build a more secure future, we can help with housing, food, energy bills, recovery, jobs, childcare, veterans services and much more.
Call us today at (860) 560-5600, and let’s build a better future together.