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Tuesday, December 18 News

News Briefs: Financial adviser training for veterans, Town seeks proposals for assistance program...

Financial adviser training for veterans

FAIRFIELD — A recruiter from Northwestern Mutual will be at Bigelow Center for Senior Activities on Wednesday (snow date March 21) at 10 a.m. to speak informally with veterans interested in a career as a financial adviser.

The center is at 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield. The talk is free. Advance registration is required by calling 203-256-3166.

Town seeks proposals

for assistance program

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield, through its Office of Community & Economic Development, is again soliciting program proposals from municipal agencies and community nonprofit organizations for funding consideration under the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Act program.

The program allows businesses to claim a state tax credit for cash contributions made to qualifying community programs conducted by tax exempt or municipal agencies.

The types of community programs that qualify for the NAA tax credit program include, but are not necessarily limited to: energy conservation; employment and training; child care services; neighborhood assistance; substance abuse; open space acquisition; crime prevention programs and affordable housing development. The minimum contribution on which a tax credit may be granted is $250, and the maximum contribution that any nonprofit or municipal entity can receive is $150,000.

For information call 203-256-3120 or go to ct.gov/drs. All applications must be received by close of business on April 20 to be considered.

Junior Docent Program

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Museum is seeking junior docents. The Junior Docent Program provides opportunities for regional high school students to develop public speaking and engagement skills while learning and discussing the history of Fairfield and the region.

Junior docents will lead exhibition tours and facilitate hands-on activities for adults, children and families in the properties on the Museum Commons. Space is limited. The deadline for applications is March 23 by 5 p.m.

Applications are available for download at fairfieldhistory.org.

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