On this page, you will find:
- The Grant Application Submission Process
- The Grant Application Review Process
- What Happens If Your Grant Is Approved?
- What Happens If Your Grant Is Denied?
- Granting Program Evaluations
CT Humanities helps organizations submit competitive grant applications by offering feedback on their project ideas, draft reviews of applications, and explanation of award decisions. See below for an overview of our application and
The typical grant application submission and review process contains several steps that can take several weeks at minimum. Please see the outline of this process on the right for details and suggestions for submitting a competitive application. Click the image for a downloadable version of this document.
Discussing your project idea with Grants staff will help to ensure that you are eligible for CTH grants and are applying for the right grant line.
For inquiries and questions to Grants staff, email firstname.lastname@example.orgClick to Access CTH's Grant Application Portal
Project-based grant applications are reviewed by a committee of CTH board members, outside committee advisors, and (for Quick Grants and Sponsorships only) CTH staff members. All applications are reviewed on:
CTH staff also reviews applications for completeness and adherence to specific grant category guidelines.
For operating support grants, applications are reviewed by a committee of CTH board members, outside committee advisors, and CTH staff to ensure applicants meet specific program eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements can be found in the guidelines for the operating support grant lines.
Finally, award recommendations proceed to ratification by CTH’s full board. Award notifications take place within one week of that month’s board vote.
CTH staff, review panelists, and board members adhere to applicable guidelines on ethical and confidentiality standards. They abstain from commenting or voting on a request for funding if they have:
Once your grant has been approved, you will receive notification by CTH staff through a grant award email outlining next steps. Please see the outline of this process on the right. Click the image for a downloadable version of this document.
Please refer to your grant agreement for the terms of your award, including publicity requirements, grant period, and payment structure.
Whenever possible, CT Humanities should be made aware of major changes to your project before the event takes place. CT Humanities must be alerted to any major changes to your project before submission of a final report, as there may be additional approvals required.
Your grant agreement, change request form, and final report can be found in the CTH grants portal.
If your grants application is denied, Grants staff will relay reasons for the denial of your grant application, along with any recommendations from committee. If the committee feels that a re-submission demonstrating certain edits to your project or application would be successful, Grants staff will work with you on revising your project or application for the next deadline.
CT Humanities routinely solicits feedback from grant applicants to ensure that our Granting Program is as accessible and impactful as possible. For information about our 2019 Grantee and Grantmaking evaluation findings, click here.