We hope so!
Funding for CT Humanities is currently eliminated from Governor Malloy’s proposed budget. Entirely. Not one penny. Nada. Nil. Zip. Zilch.
If that situation does not change, CT Humanities is faced with hard choices. A lot of granting and programming that we currently provide will be eliminated or trimmed back to near extinction – and consequently will become ineffective – because there simply isn’t any way to pay for them. Quite possibly that means:
- no more grants to historical societies
- no more quality library programs with outstanding discussion leaders for children and families
- no more Poetry Out Loud
- no more ConnecticutHistory.org
That’s the tip of the iceberg, but you can see where this is going, right? Some things will go and some will stay, but with a 60% reduction in CT Humanities’ overall budget we can say for sure that things won’t be the same.
But you can help. You can contact legislators and let them know that humanities and historic preservation matter to you.
For more information, please visit CTPlacesMatter.org. You’ll find out more about the the funding we want preserved and how to contact your legislator.
Thanks for your help because we don’t want to be finis. We hope that’s what you want, too.