Constitution of 1818 Grants

1818 Commemoration Quick Grants are small, implementation grants for projects that examine the Connecticut Constitution of 1818 and contextualize its lasting impact on our state.

These grants can be used to support a wide range of community-oriented programs that explore and commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention of 1818 including, but not limited to:

  • The events and issues that led to the Constitutional Convention of 1818.
  • The outcomes, both intended and unintended, of the Constitution of 1818. Why did another constitutional convention take place in 1965? Why did adjustments to the 1818 convention take 147 years to occur?
  • As a vehicle to discuss issues relating to voting rights; separation of church and state; religious freedom.
  • As a vehicle to look at Connecticut in 1818 in terms of changing demographics, town life, and people and places related to the convention.

Awards may not exceed $3,000 and funded activities must be completed within six (6) months of project start date.

Applications are due to CTH by 11:59 PM on December 1, 2017, January 5, 2018, and February 2, 2018. Award notifications are made approximately one month following a deadline.

Please review the 1818 Grant Guidelines here. Before applying, please contact CTH staff, Gregg Mangan ( or Scott Wands (, to discuss your project idea.

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