CT Humanities Awards CARES Act Funds to Humanities and Cultural Nonprofits in Need

Connecticut Humanities is honored to have provided rapid-response funding to nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19 with grants funded by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Connecticut Humanities re-granted a total of $478,467 in CARES Act funding to 70 organizations. Grant awards ranged from $2,500 to $20,000 and no match was required (maximum amount of funding was based upon an organization’s budget size). Grants were used for general operating expenses such as salaries, rent, utilities, supplies, and equipment.

As Connecticut’s only statewide public humanities organization, CTH is focused on grantmaking, capacity building, digital content, and advocacy for the state’s cultural sector.

According to Jason Mancini, Executive Director at CTH, “CARES Act funding has allowed us to provide added and critically needed support to historical societies, museums, cultural centers, civics and education organizations, libraries, and arts organizations in communities across Connecticut. As the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted and devastated our state’s once-vibrant cultural and educational outlets, CT Humanities will continue working with its partners to secure additional funding that will be critical to the future and vitality of Connecticut’s cultural sector.”

Click here for a full list of awardees

CTH reallocated an additional $80,000 in State of Connecticut funds from the November 2020 major grants line for 7 additional Relief Grants.





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